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12-08-2011, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by NightBlazer View Post
I've always been underwhelmed by the guy's skating. Maybe I haven't seen him at his best but I've never really seen him as a top paring guy, IMO more likely a solid second pairing guy.
I find it so difficult to tell with guys his size, their skating stride, muscle development, and time with NHL caliber skating coaches can change skating so much these days.

IMO look at Matt Frattin, sorry if this is OT, but almost all of Leafs Nation was under the impression that it was a problem with him, but hes struggling with other things, not the skating.

IMO, skating is incredibly important in today's NHL, but I think scouts are really looking for the mechanics because otherwise they can work on skating so much. And from what ive read and seen, Griffin's seems to be decent mechanically.

Having said that, with a name like griffin he needs to get his mean streak going if its in him. Such a great hockey name haha!

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