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02-03-2009, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Salvage21 View Post
Yeah, I think that the organization that drafts a player gives a rough outline of what they expect his development to look like and encourage certain weight training programs/on ice assignments. I believe I read/heard somewhere that Renny and Clarke were trying to encourage the Battallion staff to get Grachev shooting the puck more- Don't quote me on that because I really cannot think of where I heard it- it may verywell been during the WJ's or even on these boards.
I see what you're saying about the center position.. and it's funny that you say "he's not the second coming of malkin" because in his own blog he says that he models his game after Malkin. I don't think he'll turn into a Malkin parsay, but I think he has all the tools to become a very successful power forward Ala Todd Bertuzzi.
He doesn't have the meanness of Bertuzzi. But, watching those clips, he does remind me of Rick Nash...big man with deceptive speed and great hands.

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