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Mikhail Grabovski to be bought out

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Mikhail Grabovski - 3/18/2013


In a curious decision, a little over a year after signing him to a 5 year contract, at 5.5 million dollars on March 6th, 2012, the Leafs are going to be using their second compliance buyout on Mikhail Grabovski. With Tyler Bozak hopefully not resigning in Toronto, Toronto has only Kadri in their top 2 center slots. This almost certainly signals a trade of some sort, or Dave Nonis is making a very, very bad decision by buying out a very good player so that he can bring back an average player.

Here’s to hoping that this signals a trade for a legit 1C that fits the age group of the Leafs. Tomorrow is going to be interesting.

227 comments
JonVincent
JonVincent

good move grabo's best year was 3 yes ago. Everybody is way over stating his performance. I like him not in love with performance for contract

ArronJeavons
ArronJeavons

Stupid move.    Spending the same money and term in Clarkson will handcuff us just as well.    Spending money on Tim Connelly Weiss will prove stupid too.    


They should of played Grabo in Bozie's spot.    He will be picked up real fast tomorrow by an intelligent team.    


LargusMeans
LargusMeans

What a bunch of fucktards on PPP, guys talking about cheering for the team Grabo goes to, turning their backs on the Leafs, worst day in Leafs history since the "collapse", hating Nonis and how things are going to shit.  Too funny.  Everyone needs to take a dose of calm the fuck down and see what happens.  Just wait till Nonis trades Reimer later today, it will be full on nuclear fallout around TO. (jk)  Just really hoping this move wasn't to re-sign Bozak, want that ship to sail.  Not keen on Weiss either.  Man were fucked down the middle.  LOL~~

Bryan93
Bryan93

Besides Stastny , who else could be available as a #1C in a trade??  

Cameron19
Cameron19

Approximate real cap space, as of right now:

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J.V.R. (4.25) - _________ - Kessel (5.40)

Lupul (5.25) - Kadri (3.25) - _________

_________ - Bolland (3.375) - Kulemin (2.80)

_________ - McClement (1.50) - Orr (0.925)

McLaren (0.725)

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Gunnar (3.00) - Phaneuf (6.50)

Gardiner (0.875) - Franson (3.50)

J.M.Liles (3.875) - Blacker (0.66)

Fraser (1.00) 

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Reimer (1.80) - Bernier (1.80)

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Other (2.50)

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CAP HIT: 52.985 million

CAP SPACE: 11.315 million

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mcloki
mcloki

The only team lower than us on capgeek is the New York Islanders. Who'd a thunk I'd live to see the day.

CallumConnorKnight
CallumConnorKnight

Something is happening today, you can just feel it!! Go Leafs Go!!

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Pent_House
Pent_House

I just noticed St. Louis re-signed Leopold. Where are they getting all this money jeez 

Great Dane
Great Dane

This is a very very bold move by Nonis.

I do hope that he has something major lined up the next couple of days.

To be honest I believe that Nonis and Leiweke has work out a plan for moving forward.

Bernier as phase one, phase two is the buy out of Komisarek and Grabo. 

I can't wait to see that is in phase 3.


TOHockeyNut
TOHockeyNut

I just can't for the life of me figure out what Nonis is up to. We are now back to only 12 players signed and that includes Holzer.

mcloki
mcloki

Elias has resigned with the Devils.

Bryan93
Bryan93

Cant forget they also have RFA's to sign with Kadri and Franson looking to get big raises.  Kadris performance last year probably signaled the end of Grabovski


Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

We must believe in Baby Huey, he will do allright by us, he has allready fiixed most of Burkes mistakes.

Pent_House
Pent_House

I was just looking over the TSN boards and I just had to copy and paste this one it made me LOL so hard. From some habs fan:


I can't believe there is even a question from the Leafs to the value Bozak brings to their club. He's the straw that stirs the drink. Without Bozak's faceoff success and team play, Kessel is a non factor. I don't know what the Leafs expect to get in a center that Bozak doesn't provide for them. $5 mil a season over 8 years should be a no brainer; sign him. Habs could use him. He's much better than the $5 mil centre they have. Bozak wins faceoffs, goes to the net, isn't scared of physical play and plays with heart. Everything Plekanec doesn't do.

wiski
wiski

I can't believe Nonis couldn't trade Grabo

Reimer trust
Reimer trust

I believe Joe Thornton from San Jose could be had for the right price. He makes 7 m per season on the last year of the contract

Pent_House
Pent_House

@Cameron19 We just need to get rid of Liles and we're set. Clarkson beside Kadri, I'm guessing Colborne and D'amigo for the bottom spots there and god knows who's up top. 

wiski
wiski

@-Keon- Lets see what he does with the cash first 

.Kong.
.Kong.

@Pent_House Bozie has scored some big goals against Montreal.  This affects their vision on the player.  I'm not surprised.

Wook
Wook

The only thing that makes any logical sense in that comment is that Bozak is a straw.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@-Keon- @Cameron19 We'll see. I think generally people have been super low, and not accounting for the fact that guys like Franson and Gunnarsson are going to require us to buy UFA years. 

Jordan29
Jordan29

Bernier will probably want a bit more then 1.8

Jordan29
Jordan29

I felt the need to also comment the like

wiski
wiski

@-Keon- @wiski all the centers available are gonna get that save for bozie 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@-Keon- @Cameron19 True, I just think it's important people don't set their expectations so low.  That's how we get negative opinions about players from the moment they sign their deals.  We always want to pay them less than they're worth. 

Jordan29
Jordan29

He's looked as good as Reimer for much more the. Reimer did for his 1.8 though. I would say 2.25

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Jordan29 

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Bernier can suck it.  He's done nothing to deserve more than Reimer.