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Lighthouse Hockey Jul 20, 2014

Grabovski and Kulemin: GMs like depth, coaches like options, players like continuity

Player management is a constant balance of what's good for an organization and what's good for the players who are delivering an organization's best current results. I recently used an online chat at stltoday with St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong as a basis for discussing overall Islanders depth, internal competition, and physicality on defense. There's a lot more in the original chat -- in general, both Armstrong and his coach, Ken Hitchcock, are among the more fan-friendly in terms of openly talking shop with the public, without chasing headlines and controversy. One more line from the...
New York Daily News Jul 2, 2014
Islanders ink Grabovski, Kulemin to four-year deals

Islanders ink Grabovski, Kulemin to four-year deals

On Wednesday the Islanders signed forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to four-year contracts. Grabovski will make $20 million over the four years, while Kulemin will make $16.75 million.
CSN Washington Jul 2, 2014

Former Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski signs with Islanders

For the second straight year, the Capitals saw their No.2 center sign a four-year deal with another team during the first week of free agency.
New York Post Jul 2, 2014

Islanders splash $36 million on a pair of goal scorers

The Islanders have turned to a pair of former Maple Leafs in an effort to boost their offense. Mikhail Grabovski signed a four-year, $20 million deal and Nikolai Kulemin came...
Washington Post Jul 2, 2014

Caps Insider: Former Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski signs with Islanders

Center Mikhail Grabovski, released onto the open market after his contract demands were too steep for the Capitals, has signed a four-year deal with the New York Islanders worth $20 million, his agent Gary Greenstin confirmed Wednesday. Read full article >>

Former Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski signs with Islanders

Center Mikhail Grabovski, released onto the open market after his contract demands were too steep for the Capitals, has signed a four-year deal with the New York Islanders worth $20 million, his agent Gary Greenstin confirmed Wednesday. Joining Grabovski with the Islanders will be his old friend Nikolai Kulemin, a former teammate with Toronto, who […]
Lighthouse Hockey Jul 2, 2014

New York Islanders Sign Nikolai Kulemin, Mikhail Grabovski to 4-Year Free Agent Contracts

Well, those are moves. The New York Islanders have signed forwards Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski to four-year contracts, reports Arthur Staple of Newsday. Brett Cyrgalis of the Post reports Grabovski's is for $20 million total, while Kulemin's is $16.75 million over the same span. Both are former Toronto Maple Leafs forwards -- though Grabovski had a detour through Washington -- who played under returning Islanders assistant coach Greg Cronin. These are fascinating additions in tandem, as they add some skill to the Islanders lineup and immediately intensify the competition for jobs...
Rotoworld Jul 2, 2014

Islanders hand Mikhail Grabovski 4-year deal - Mikhail Grabovski (C) New York Islanders

Mikhail Grabovski has inked a four-year, $20 million contract with the New York Islanders.

Edmonton Oilers lose out on Olli Jokinen and Mikhail Grabovski. Who is left at centre?

  There had been hints and rumours in recent days that the Edmonton Oilers were interested in signing unrestricted free agent centres Mikhail Grabovski or Olli Jokinen, but that hasn’t come to pass. Jokinen might have been a good fit …

Edmonton Oilers should sign Mikhail Grabovski – even if it takes $25 million to do it

I’ve argued before that Mikhail Grabovski is the best fit for forward need on the free agent market for the Edmonton Oilers (which holds true after looking at the team’s depth chart last night), but at the time I didn’t …
Washington Post Jul 1, 2014

Caps Insider: Agent: Grabovski to test free agency

Center Mikhail Grabovski plans to test the waters of free agency when it begins Tuesday at 12 p.m., his agent Gary Greenstin confirmed. “We will test the market,” he said via telephone. Though Grabovski acquitted himself well with the Capitals after coming on a one-year deal worth $3 million, leading all forwards who played at least 50 games in Corsi-for percentage, Washington general manager Brian MacLellan has been vocal about his priorities this offseason, chief among them a top-four defenseman and a backup goaltender behind Braden Holtby. Grabovski’s camp understands this, and...

Agent: Grabovski to test free agency

Center Mikhail Grabovski plans to test the waters of free agency when it begins Tuesday at 12 p.m., his agent Gary Greenstin confirmed. “We will test the market,” he said via telephone. Though Grabovski acquitted himself well with the Capitals after coming on a one-year deal worth $3 million, leading all forwards who played at least 50 games […]

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