Mikhail Grabovski's market interest 

July, 5, 2013
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Mikhail GrabovskiGreg M. Cooper/USA TODAY SportsMikhail Grabovski could generate some interest on the first day of NHL free agency.
It took a backseat to the blockbuster deal between the Stars and Bruins, but one of the biggest surprises Thursday was the Leafs' decision to place Mikhail Grabovski on waivers in order to buy him out on Friday.

It meant a couple of things. First, the relationship between Grabovski and coach Randy Carlyle was probably as bad as some expected, with Grabovski confirming as much during an interview with TSN's Jonas Siegel after the news surfaced where he called Carlyle an idiot. Second, Leafs GM Dave Nonis is looking to further transform a team that pushed Eastern Conference champion Boston to the limit in the first round of the playoffs by creating cap room.