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Audio: Grabovski rips Carlyle

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Courtesy of TSN’s Jonas Siegel. Read his full story on the buyout and Grabovski’s reaction here. Listen to the audio below:

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dlb meh
dlb meh

We sure that was Grabovski?  lol, sounded like here was a little French accent in there.  Pardon my French

I love your passion, Grabovski.  All the best kid

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

Not really feeling sorry for Grabo, it was business not personal.  Even when playing to his potential he wasn't worth 5.5 mil a year.  With a lower cap it had to be done, I have a feeling that today the leafs sign Sceduri and another forward just hope they don't over pay.  But a big trade is happing soon for a center I believe with a couple a defenseman becoming available with Sceduri coming in (well if he comes in) 

Loric76
Loric76

I wonder if maybe Nonis isn't planning on bringing in another C, and will go with Kadri & Colborne on the offensive lines and Bolland & McClement for the defensive lines.  Can't see Colborne as ready yet, but being thrown into the fire is certainly one way to learn

Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs
Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

Personally Im ok with Grabos rant and dont see it as anything a future team should be worried about. This is a long way from doing a Heatley.

He was loyal, kept his mouth shut BUT was an obvious out the door guy the minute he signed the contract. I would go as far as saying the Leafs signed him to the contract believing after being offered a 1st round pick for him that even with 5.5 he was moveable. Its just the cap hit came down further than any were expecting.

Its Grabos wedding today - of course his angry and bitter - hes made a life for himself in Toronto and now hes going to be moved to a city far from his wedding town in a matter of weeks. His wife must be absolutely livid. All their friends that they have made here that are at the ceremony will now become pen pals. He on his wedding day has to now face other leafs players coming to the ceremony patting him on the back to consoul him rather than congratulate.

Burke had a thing of closing the trade window over christmas to allow families to relax over christmas which was a nice touch. Nonis has shown himself to be a bit of a dick here even going as far only a day or two ago that they wouldnt be exercising the right to use the second buyout.

And for that matter, even though Im not a Grabo fan, I see his anger and he is fully justified to be angry at the top of the Leafs hierarchy that handled this like thoughtless amateurs.

GeorgeCastanza
GeorgeCastanza

Steve Simmons should print a retraction regarding phil Kessel

theacs1966
theacs1966

Here's a noodle scratcher, do we see the Leafs trade Reimer?  That trade for Bernier is still not sitting right with me.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs You want a player to be pissed in this situation.  He's not thinking about the money he just made, he's think, "they're wrong, shouldn't have done this to me and I'm pissed".  I have no problem with it at all.  He's just like he is on the ice, feisty and furious. 

Kouba
Kouba

@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs On the other hand this case could serve for the players and their agents to not overrate themselves. Ask Redden if he would sign the contract again. Grabo is kind of lucky, he can choose his next path.

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs 

What was Nonis supposed to do?...he didn't set the deadline date

Maybe Grabo should have selected a more NHL calendar friendly date

theacs1966
theacs1966

@-Keon- I haven't like a Leaf coach since Burns.  Wilson was the worse.  I like the way Charlye handled Kadri and Lupul.  

Dink
Dink

@-Keon- Yea, Grabo should have waited before answering phone calls...he is a good guy.

Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs
Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

@Kouba @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs  

There is that risk that you price yourself out of your own future but I think in this instance maybe it could have been handled differently. I realise this is hockey and tough decision are part and parcel of it but it has to hurt Grabo and Im ok with his outburst. Of course Im ok with Nonis for doing this as well, his job is to make these tough decisions and make the Leafs better but I think Grabo should have been brought to one side and said there is a real possibility that if we dont get a good deal for you then we will buy you out. Dont spring it on him the night before his wedding. Why does his wife have to stand there and know that in her husbands mind he isnt happy rather seithing with rage. It ruins the day not just for him but the looking back on memories. It was just handled wrong.

Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs
Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

@Uncle Otis @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs  

A wedding is planned of this scale a year in advance, non of us knew if there was going to be any hockey a year ago. He did all he could do, he signed a big contract for multiple years and in the end hes been Jeff Cartered.

Like I said below, I dont blame Nonis he just should have handled it differently thats all. Shows sod all class.

ShotgunCharlie
ShotgunCharlie

And take something for that cold. His voice sounds like he has perma cold

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@ShotgunCharlie  I am truly hoping for a quiet day, the ONLY Free agent I would like signed would be maybe Scuderi 

Thats it. 

Cheers :)

Dink
Dink

@theacs1966 @-Keon- He made the playoffs, who cares if they like him (nobody liked Punch Imlach)

Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs
Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

@Kouba @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs  

I sometimes wonder on here, lol. Its all too easy to see these athletes as robots, having to better last years stats and have nothing outside of the hockey world but that isnt life. Who would want to watch robot wars anyway?

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@theacs1966 

Never would with that guy...tried too hard to be outside box/smartest guy in room and his resulting theories don't wash in the bigs.

# legend in his own mind.