Ron Wilson even remarked the other day how the team's new assistant coaches were pretty impressed with the three – and their centre, in particular.
"I've gotten kind of used to him," Wilson said of Grabovski. "Then you have two new coaches come in, they haven't seen him play much, and they're like 'ooo, this guy's a really good hockey player.' And the kind of player that coaches appreciate because he's got detail in his game."
Some of those details aren't always readily apparent from simply watching their games. One aspect of his game that Grabovski and his linemates all have is a terrific "after hours" work ethic, as they watch more video than anyone else on the team and often do so together.
Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin are also often on the coaches' whiteboard on the ice during practice, drawing up plays or talking with a coach about what this or that system means. (The new clog-the-neutral-zone penalty kill has offered some of those opportunities already.)
New PK strategery eh? Well it's not like it could be any worse than last year. Go hog wild I say. More links after the jump.
Ballsy call with Phil having his best goals per game season to date.
That's because he has a NMC you dolt.
Lol for calling Gustavsson an up-and-comer.
Whoever goes to the Predators game needs to make a sign that reads "Where's Lebda?"
Mike thinks last season's injury may have run out.
Icethetics, like many of us, don't like the look of numbers on the front of helmets.
The author here reads a bit too much between the lines, but it's good to see the league is thinking about it.