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09-16-2011, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by cska78 View Post
I am sorry, but you opinion is based on NA pov, I am speaking the way we see them here. Grachev was highly touted prospec in Russia, so, may he rest in peace, was Vasyunov.
In the WJC 2009, I thought Grachev showed every bit as much talent as the big Canadian stars, like Tavares. He reminded me of (if you will forgive me for saying so) Aleksandr Yakushev, and maybe a little of Malkin. Big and tall, fluid and fast skater, gifted in handling the puck and a blazing shot with high accuracy. Now, he seems to have disappeared into a hole. I don't know what his prospects are of playing in the NHL this year, but another season in the AHL will only degrade his skills.

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