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Johnny Hanson 01-28-2013 11:11 AM

Gryba
 
I am hearing all kinds of good things about Gryba these days which is fantastic. My question is, what part of his game has improved? The last time I saw him, he skated like he had concrete blocks attached to his feet. He seriously lacked mobility and I did not think he had a shot of carving out an NHL career.

I love guys that are not afraid to play physical, throw the body around and stick up for teammates, so naturally I always wanted to see gryba do well, but like I said, I didn't think he had the mobility. Has that part of his game improved at all? Can he play against top lines in the AHL? NHL upside?

General Granny* 01-28-2013 12:00 PM

Had a 99.6M slap shot at the All star comp yesterday.

Leads all league in +/-

Qward 01-28-2013 12:02 PM

6'3 200lbs +
has good size
Shoots right,

Could be a bottom sixer that kills penalties.

Johnny Hanson 01-28-2013 12:37 PM

So would a comparison be carkner, minus some toughness but maybe a bit more offence?

sens83 01-28-2013 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnny Hanson (Post 58529553)
So would a comparison be carkner, minus some toughness but maybe a bit more offence?

He's less of a pylon than Carkner, but still a pylon.

I think his biggest problem is he lacks speed. He's definitely improved on his handling leaving the zone, although he does still make mistakes.

Lately since the call-ups we've been calling him "The Hammer" because of his slap shot from the point. It doesn't usually go on net, but it's close to 100 mph.

brochenski 01-28-2013 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by General Granny (Post 58527483)
Had a 99.6M slap shot at the All star comp yesterday.

Leads all league in +/-

This basically means nothing

SpezDispenser 01-28-2013 02:35 PM

It's a good question. Does he have the foot speed to make the NHL?

Holdurbreathe 01-28-2013 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by SpezDispenser (Post 58536243)
It's a good question. Does he have the foot speed to make the NHL?

I would think yes.

Big men don't look as fast, they general lack quickness, but Gryba skates pretty well and reads the play well which prevents him from getting caught out of position.

BM/TM wanted to see him be a more physical player, watching him play this year he definitely is progressing and could make the jump to Ottawa next season.

Gryba, like D. Smith, could easily get an opportunity with another NHL team in 2014 if the Sens don't have a spot.

Holdurbreathe 01-28-2013 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Qward (Post 58527659)
6'3 200lbs +
has good size
Shoots right,

Could be a bottom sixer that kills penalties.

You mean bottom pairing, he is a defenceman.

Qward 01-28-2013 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Holdurbreathe (Post 58538269)
You mean bottom pairing, he is a defenceman.

yes. i meant 5/6. Sorry, i blame being sick on that.

aragorn 01-28-2013 03:42 PM

I would like to see Gryba replace Benoit on the right side on the 3rd pairing. Let him play with Wiercioch on the 3rd pairing when you want more offence & with Boroweicki when you want more physicality in the lineup.

Holdurbreathe 01-28-2013 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Qward (Post 58539819)
yes. i meant 5/6. Sorry, i blame being sick on that.

Hope you feel better soon. :nod:

Johnny Hanson 01-28-2013 06:06 PM

I guess we'll get to see him in the allstar game tonight


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