Mike Keane and Matin Grenier
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10-01-2003, 05:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Keane has been Keane and on the play deserves a contract. I think he has shown he's still a legit 3th or 4th liner who will score some. Has done nothing in this pre-season to suggest he is done. Provides excellent insurance in case of injury or in case someone like Ruutu doesn't pan out.
Another factor is that he creates the possibility of a trade involving someone like Ruutu during the Year.
In the case of Grenier he has to elevate his play. He needs to play with more urgency and meanness. He's slow footed and and slow to support the play. I like how he keeps it simple but must do more than simply ice the puck. Skates very poorly with the puck and tends just to lop it out.
Would be the nice if the Canucks could convert him to wing and then just wield him out when some heavy duty fighting was required. Lack of speed makes this a doubtful option.
It too bad we couldn't put Marc Andre Roy in Grenier's body. That would be someone you like to stay away from.
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