Found August 25, 2013 on Fantasy Sports Locker Room:
After having the final four years of a five-year, 27.5-million dollar contract with the Maple Leafs bought out almost immediately after their first round playoff loss Mikhail Grabovski became a free agent. Instead of joining in on the free agent frenzy, ‘Grabo’ took time to get married and enjoy his honeymoon… He came back to multiple contract offers, reportedly from the likes of the Ducks, Flames and Sabres, but decided on a one-year, three-million dollar offer from the Washington Capitals where he’ll likely step right into the second line center role recently vacated by Mike Ribeiro...

Brian Burke With High Praise For Grabovski

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider at the Washington Post, As part of his background research into Mikhail Grabovski, who the Capitals signed to a one-year $3 million contract last week, General Manager George McPhee reached out to one of his mentors for an honest opinion on the 29-year-old center. “We exchanged emails and I told him what I thought,” former Maple...

The Grabovski Factor

Despite a few past conflicts, Mikhail Grabovski's reputation with teammates on the ice is actually very positive.

Capitals sign C Grabovski to 1-year deal

The Washington Capitals have signed Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year, $3 million contract, giving the team another candidate for second-line center after the departure of Mike Ribeiro. The Capitals announced the deal Friday. The 29-year-old Grabovski spent the last five seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had career-highs with 29 goals and 29 assists in 2010-11. Last year his...

Capitals address center depth with addition of Mikhail Grabovski

Another year another new center. The Capitals have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Mikhail Grabovski people with knowledge of the deal confirmed in a move that adds much needed depth down the middle. The full financial terms have not yet been disclosed but a report by Belarusan television station ONT Thursday stated the one-year contract will be worth $3 million. Grabovski...

Scenery change will benefit these forwards

Mikhail Grabovski is a skate-and-shoot center who creates his own scoring opportunities. The Capitals needed another shooter to support Alex Ovechkin, who is a magnet for defensive attention.Grabovski was seeking an opportunity to rebuild his market value after exiting the Maple Leafs with a compliance buyout. He scored just nine goals added only seven assists with a minus-10 rating...

Capitals Sign Mikhail Grabovski

Rumors circulating over the past couple of days have come true as the Washington Capitals have signed unrestricted free agent center Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year deal worth roughly $3 million.  The move comes as a bit of a surprise as it had appeared that George McPhee was standing pat with the roster that he had.  He even went as fair as to name Brooks Laich as the second-line...

Report: Leafs, Kadri remain far apart in negotiations

Nazem Kadri said that “it’s not his job” to worry about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ salary cap situation on Tuesday. Saturday provides more evidence of that thought because if Sportsnet’s David Alter’s report is correct Kadri wants more than the Buds currently have. Kadri’s camp reportedly began with a six-year $36 million proposal but knocked that price down $1 million...

Greediness of Maple Leafs franchise knows no bounds

Average Leaf ticket cost $124.69 last season the highest in the NHL and latest price hike puts game tickets even further out of reach of regular folks. The Leafs already have the highest ticket prices in the NHL and the price of ducats is about to go up again. Stuff you can buy for the price of a Toronto Maple Leafs platinum seat ticket at the Air Canada Centre: Six-and-a-half...

Russia’s New Olympic Hockey Jerseys Are Fairly Heinous

On Monday, the Russian Hockey Federation unveiled the new jerseys that will be worn by both the men’s and women’s Olympic hockey teams come February.  Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was chosen to model the jersey along with Alexandra Kapustina from the women’s national team. While the men’s is slightly more tolerable than the women’s, these are some of the...

Brouwer, Backstrom Beautify a School

Caps Troy Brouwer, Nicklas Backstrom landscape and paint.

Hockey Notes Late In August

Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun with his weekly column touching on all things sports, but of course we care only about hockey... - Thought to consider: Both the coach and general manager who carefully appointed Dion Phaneuf captain of the Leafs have been fired by the team. - Another reason why I have next to great difficulty for the CORSI analytic statistic in hockey....

Finding a Fit: Remaining Free Agents and the Canucks

There are still effective players available Big Question Today: Is it possible to fit in another piece up front to upgrade the offense before the season begins? A good hockey club has depth. A good hockey club also makes savvy personnel moves to maximize the output from the roster.  As it sits right now, the Vancouver Canucks still have $4,347,222 according to Capgeek.  Some...
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