Grabner Needs To Fly Like A G6
Ken Dick of Okposo Net and I like to joke around that "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 has always been misquoted when played on the radio. The real song should go, "Moves Like Grabner," (you can start trending it now on Twitter), especially after seeing how fast the Calder Trophy candidate was last year, utilizing his speed to score 34 goals in his first full rookie season.
But things have been a little different for Grabs this year. He only has 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points through 39 games played, putting him on pace for 22 goals, 14 assists and 36 points - a total difference of 12 goals and 17 points when compared to last year.
We're still talking about the same guy who won the fastest skater competition at last year's NHL All-Star game; the same guy who had such an impressive rookie season that the Islanders locked him up to a long-term five year contract. So what can be the reason for Grabner's recent struggles that have plagued him basically up until last night?