Toronto Maple Leafs: Grabovski, MacArthur and Kulemin The Future Second Line?

December 17th, 2010 by Drew West Leave a reply »
I think all Toronto Maple Leafs fan would agree that the line of Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin and Clarke MacArthur have by far been the best line for the Toronto Maple Leafs so far this season. They have provided consistent scoring and sound defensive play, displaying having the perfect mix of first and third line elements.

As it stands today, these three players are among the top five in Maple Leafs scoring:

1) Clarke MacArthur—nine goals, 15 assists, 24 points, minus-1

2) Mikhail Grabovski—10 goals, 12 assists, 22 points, plus-2

3) Kris Versteeg—10 goals, 10 assists, 20 points, minus-13

4) Phil Kessel—12 goals, seven assists, 19 points, minus-10

5) Nikolai Kulemin—10 goals, nine assists, minus-1

As you can see, the line of Grabovski, Kulemin and MacArthur have very similar stats, which shows how balanced a grouping this truly is. They seem to be co-dependant, not able to perform to their ability unless the whole line is giving it their all. Their plus/minus ratings are also among the top for Leafs forwards, which shows their dedicat ...

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