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Michael Grabner moves on from wild 2010-11 season

Nov 7, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

Few players experienced as strange a season as Michael Grabner did in 2010-11, who went from being traded from the Vancouver Canucks and waived by the Florida Panthers to a surprise Calder Trophy candidate with the New York Islanders. Grabner discusses how he moved on from those struggles and how he hopes to keep things going in 2011-12.

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Things didn’t start off too well with just three goals in his first 11 games, but perhaps tonight’s tally is a sign that Grabner is shifting momentum back in the right direction.

  1. bcisleman - Nov 7, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    Three goals in 11 GP isnt that bad. Projects to about a 22-23 goal season which most players would be quite happy with. I suspect he’ll pick it up and have another 30+ goal season.

    • James O'Brien - Nov 7, 2011 at 10:23 PM

      Perhaps, but it’s just been three goals – zero assists. I imagine the Islanders want a little more than that kind of production at his price. He got his first assist tonight, as well, so we’ll see if he’s more than just a guy who had a hot streak at the right time.

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