There were a lot of wacky contracts given out at the start of free agency. But if you ask 500-goal scorer and very, very articulate NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick, there were none worse than the four-year, $20-million contract awarded to Mikhail Grabovski by the New York Islanders.
“Way to go islanders!!!!” Roenick said in another poorly capitalized and punctuated Twitter rage blackout. “Making a 40pt guy a 5 million dollar player!!! Grabovski?? 5 million??? I’m going back to the gym!! Good god.”
The 30-year-old Grabovski — who missed 24 games last season and averaged .60 points a game — was the Capitals best possession forward. Most fancy-stat forward nerds would even say the four-year deal Grabovski netted was – well, kind of on the low side.
Nine days later, on Instagram, Grabo responded.
“Just finished a tough 2 hour workout with strength coach @toddnorman36, hopefully I can get in as good as shape as Jeremy Roenick!”
Aw, J.R. I’m sad to say it, but…