We've finished our player grades for the 2014 season, but that was just 11 people talking about what they think--and it was a lot of information to talk about. Now it's time for our readers to cast their votes. And with that in mind, we present our Your Say series!
Eric Gryba recap:
What a difference a year makes.
For much of last season, Gryba was a disaster in his own end. As Ryan put it in last year's review: "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 his play improved by the end of the season: "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?"
Gryba didn't dress regularly in 2013-2014. He played in just 57 games and was a healthy scratch in the other 25 games this season. Used sparingly, Gryba tied with Corvo for fifth most ice time per game among Ottawa defensemen, averaging 17:31 per game. However, he was one of Paul MacLean's preferred penalty killers, averaging 3:00 SH TOI/G. Ultimately, Gryba was one of Ottawa's most reliable defensemen this season.
Highest grade: B+
Lowest grade: D