The Toronto Maple Leafs decided to buy out Mikhail Grabovski, in the most surprising buyout of the season. Grabovski had 4 years, $27.5 Million remaining on his contract and the Maple Leafs apparently decided they would rather use that money to go sign someone else.
When he appeared on TSN to discuss the buyout, Grabovski flipped out. The Toronto Sun transcribed the rant:
“Of course I feel (expletive) sad . . . I played (expletive) five years here. I’m supposed to feel upset about that. I loved it (here). . . . Toronto fans are the best fans in the world.”
“I play in the (expletive) KHL, I make lots of ( expletive) points and what’s going to happen. . . . He (Carlyle) makes me (expletive) play on the fourth line and he put me in the playoffs on the fourth line and third line again,” Grabovski told TSN.
“Yeah, I don’t score goals. I need to work more about that. I know that. But if you feel support from your coach . . . I don’t feel any support from this (expletive) idiot.”
Grabovski had been with the leafs since 2008 and getting bought out the day before your Wedding, which is supposed to take place in Toronto, is not exactly a great way to say thank you.