July 04 2013 03:58PM
Just got off the phone with Grabovski: "Of course I feel [expletive] sad, I played [expletive] five years here."— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) July 4, 2013
Grabovski had some pretty blistering remarks toward Leafs coach Randy Carlyle. Called him a "stupid coach" among other things.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) July 4, 2013
From Jonas Siegel, who you have to figure is going to have a real meaty post soon.
Of course, what does Mikhail Grabovski know about coaching? Has he even ever played hockey?
Some reaction is trickling in from "The Buyout". James Mirtle has already rocketed Grabovski up onto the top of the NHL's list of unrestricted free agents. Tyler Dellow summed it up perfectly by writing “Everybody does better at everything with Grabovski than they do with the guy the Leafs are interested in keeping.”
Meanwhile, Steve Simmons gets his wish.
You have to feel for Grabovski, who was a talented guy that would take physical abuse and then go off and score some goals. He put a lot into his time in Toronto, and while he wasn't the team's most popular player, he was one of the best during some particularly lean years.
But he talks funny and isn't Canadian, so I can sort of see where Randy Carlyle wouldn't appreciate his ability.