Players in the
Grabovski, though, was clearly upset when Toronto bought out his contract and made him a free agent. The 29-year-old from Belarus was particularly unhappy with Maple Leafs Coach Randy Carlyle, a former coach with the
Expletives have been removed from Graboski's tirade.
"I play in the Russian KHL, I make lots of points and what's going to happen?" Grabovski asked in an interview with TSN's Jonas Siegel. "[Carlyle] makes me play on the fourth line and he put me in the playoffs on the fourth line and third line again.
"Yeah, I don't score goals. I need to work more about that. I know that. But if you feel support from your coach" it's easier to attain success. "I don't feel any support from this idiot."
Grabovski had a lackluster season during the 48-game, lockout-shortened season, finishing with 16 points and nine goals.
"Of course I feel sad," he added of his upcoming departure. "I played five years here. I'm supposed to feel upset about that. I loved it [here]. Toronto fans are one of the best fans in the world."