Weebles Wobble But They Don't Fall Down

Grabovski Line Will Again be Pivotal for the Leafs - James Mirtle at the Globe and Mail

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.

Leafs Links

TML 2011-12 Predictions

Ballsy call with Phil having his best goals per game season to date.

Komisarek's Job is Safe

That's because he has a NMC you dolt.

Is Reimer the Real Deal?

Lol for calling Gustavsson an up-and-comer.

Danny's Must See Games of 2011

Whoever goes to the Predators game needs to make a sign that reads "Where's Lebda?"

The Injury Test May Come Now for the Leafs

Mike thinks last season's injury may have run out.

Other Links

NHL Requires More Helmet Digits

Icethetics, like many of us, don't like the look of numbers on the front of helmets.

NHL Will Look Into Fighting: Shanahan

The author here reads a bit too much between the lines, but it's good to see the league is thinking about it.

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