Your say: Eric Gryba

Eric Gryba's puckhandling skills are so good that three teammates choose to watch instead of help. - Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo

The Silver Seven staff have given out their grades. Now it's your turn!

We finished our player grades for the 2013 season on Friday, but that was just nine jerks talking about what they think--and it was a lot of information to talk about. So, we figured why not give our readers a chance to cast their votes? And with that in mind, we present our Your say series!

Eric Gryba Recap


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A worthwhile question: if not for several injuries to other players, would we have seen Eric Gryba play in the NHL this season?

Gryba stayed in the lineup for most of the season because he was the only right-handed shot left on the backend. He was given often first-pairing minutes right off the hop. To say that Gryba was thrown into the deep end would be an understatement.

He was awful to start. In over his head. It seemed like everything he touched ended up somehow going into his own net. He was a D-level player at best. But then a curious thing happened: Gryba improved. Slowly at first, and then by the end it was significant. And his grade went up. Next year should be interesting. Is there room for him to be a regular?

Highest grade: B-
Lowest grade: D+

What did you think about Eric Gryba's season?

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