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Jets out of Grabovski chase, three remain

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07:18 AM ET 07.26 | Mikhail Grabovski will soon close on his next NHL home, and he may have some choices. Sources close to Grabovski's situation tell TSN Hockey Analyst Aaron Ward that he is down to choosing between three NHL teams for next season. Ward adds that contrary to reports, the Winnipeg Jets are not among them. The Toronto Maple Leafs bought out Grabovski on July 4 after putting the veteran forward on unconditional waivers and the move made him an unrestricted free agent. The buyout also freed up $5.5 million of cap space for the Leafs. The 29-year-old had four years remaining on his $27.5-million contract, which he signed in March 2012. Grabovski struggled on the scoresheet this past season, recording just nine goals and seven assists in 48 games. In 367 career games, Grabovski has 94 goals and 123 assists.

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July 26, 2013  08:15 AM ET

OK, so we know who 2 of the teams aren't.

But who are 3 three finalists? (Can you tell I doubt there are 3?)

July 26, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Sources close to Grabovski's situation....

Translation: his agent.

July 26, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

OK, so we know who 2 of the teams aren't.But who are 3 three finalists? (Can you tell I doubt there are 3?)

he doesn't know yet (his agent)

July 26, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Grabovski chase

It's July 26th. This must be one of those very slow white Bronco chases.

July 26, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

OK, so we know who 2 of the teams aren't.But who are 3 three finalists? (Can you tell I doubt there are 3?)

You have to believe New Jersey is one of them! They need players .... and soon!

July 26, 2013  10:24 AM ET

Sources close to Grabovski's situation tell TSN Hockey Analyst Aaron Ward that he is down to choosing between three NHL teams for next season. Ward adds that contrary to reports, the Winnipeg Jets are not among them.



As a studio guy I like Aaron Ward...compared to what else is offered he is quite tolerable.

The exception being when he's on the Big 10 Network talking about Michigan...then he sometimes loses touch with reality.

July 26, 2013  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Sources close to Grabovski's situation tell TSN Hockey Analyst Aaron Ward that he is down to choosing between three NHL teams for next season. Ward adds that contrary to reports, the Winnipeg Jets are not among them.

As a studio guy I like Aaron Ward...compared to what else is offered he is quite tolerable.

The exception being when he's on the Big 10 Network talking about Michigan...then he sometimes loses touch with reality.

So he's not a Ward of the state.

July 26, 2013  10:31 AM ET

On a roll here this morning, eh boys?

July 26, 2013  10:38 AM ET
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So he's not a Ward of the state.

Well played...

July 26, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Wanted : whiny centreman who can only get major minutes as #2 on a bad team.

Immature, skates with head down, little playmaking ability, ability to take frightening hits. Likes to call coaches "idiots" that do not bestow him with #2 minutes.

Will come cheap.

July 26, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

So he's not a Ward of the state.

No, he is a (Burt) Ward of the Batman.

(60's tv reference)

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July 26, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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"Holy Intercourse Batman we're screwed".

Probably a future e-mail. :-)

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July 26, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Probably a future e-mail. :-)

Guess they didn't appreciate the Batman fight scene words I attached to it...Bamm...Bonk...Splatt...Sploosh...

July 26, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Probably a future e-mail. :-)

Wow! The mods are really on the war path today!

I better leave. Get some fresh air.

July 26, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Wow! The mods are really on the war path today!I better leave. Get some fresh air.

If I get a chance ... that is.

July 26, 2013  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Wow! The mods are really on the war path today!I better leave. Get some fresh air.

really mods....why so serious?

 
July 26, 2013  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

No, he is a (Burt) Ward of the Batman.(60's tv reference)

they never did fully explain that relationship.....

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