Grabovski and Kulemin are now ISLES

kulemin grabovskiWell – day two was a bigger splash than expected.

In a two player swoop, Garth Snow signed Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to four year deals.  Grabovski (20M) and Kulemin (16M), were teammates in Toronto, and according to the report on SportsNet.ca, wanted to sign together.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders made a big splash on the second day of free agency, signing centre Mikhail Grabovski and former Toronto Maple Leafs teammate Nikolai Kulemin.

Grabovski received a US$20-million, four-year contract, while Kulemin got $16.75 million over four years.

Grabovkski, who most recently played for the Washington Capitals after being bought out by the Leafs, could slot in as New York’s second-line centre behind John Tavares.

Kulemin leaves the Leafs after recording 84 goals and 111 assists in 424 games over six seasons.

Grabovski and Kulemin, friends who share the same agent in Gary Greenstin, were interested in signing as a package deal.

For all of those Naysayers that were angry about Garth now getting significant players in day 1 of the Free Agent Frenzy, get on board.

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