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Report: Grabovski narrows list to three teams that aren’t Winnipeg

Jul 25, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

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One painfully slow Thursday in hockey news equals another Mikhail Grabovski update.

According to TSN’s Aaron Ward, Grabovski — an unrestricted free agent after being bought out by Toronto — has narrowed his list of suitors to three teams.

While it wasn’t reported which three teams remain in the mix to sign the 29-year-old center — or if the three teams Grabovski is focused on are the same three teams that his agent said were “very interested” in his client — one team it’s not, says Ward, is Winnipeg.

So we suppose if you’re going to take one thing from this post, it’s that Mikhail Grabovski will not be playing for the Winnipeg Jets next season.

  1. endusersolutions2013 - Jul 25, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    So if he wants to play for a contender, and wants to be in the top 6, he’s going to have to give on salary, which he ought to be able to do since he’ll also be getting buyout cash.

  2. operwapitsai - Jul 25, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    its a wrap-itals

  3. dipthatchip - Jul 25, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    dear grabo,
    please sign in DC so I can stop checking PHT and Twitter incessantly at work.

  4. jasol20 - Jul 25, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Ward also reported Iginla to Boston. So…..Grabovski to Winnipeg in 2014-2015?

  5. jacketsfan7 - Jul 25, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    No , Grabo to Washington

  6. pavelfitzgerald - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    To be fair to Ward, Iginla was going to Boston, then Iginla backed out & asked to be dealt to Pittsburgh.

    As I’ve posted several times, Winnipeg is happy with its Centre depth of Little/Schieffle/Joikinen/Slater. That may not sound sexy to the general public but the general public has also thought that Vanilla Ice & the Kardasian family.
    are great.

    Winnipeg is hoping Schieffle can morph into that #1 Centre & they can shift Little to the second line. Jokinen has been disapointing but he is more than an adaquete 3rd line Centre & after this season he is off the books. Slater is also very underrated & a great faceoff man.

    Lastly, they will be close to the cap after signing Bogo & Wheels. Winnipeg was never really an option for Grabo.

  7. scrouch - Jul 26, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    After the Jets sign Bogosian and Wheeler they’ll be down to almost no cap space. Unless Grabovski’s looking for a $2M contract Winnipeg wouldn’t have had the room to sign him even if they wanted him.

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