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05-08-2012, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Halifaxhab View Post
So, for those defending Grigorenko and Galchenyuk.

Grigorenko = Spezza type, doesn't initiate contact but protects the puck well, has amazing vision and a good acurate shot, needs a true finisher to reach full potential, can be a 100pt player

Galchenyuk = Toews type, good playmaking, great shot, gritty, high hockey IQ team oriented, capable of playing many different roles, Can be 80-90 pt player, with leadership qualities.

Both would need another year in Juniors, but both would make excellent NHLers.
Either are good choices at #3. But, I personally would lean to Galchenyuk, as he is more in the mold of what I feel we need in Montreal. Grigorenko is also an excellent choice. I watched him this year (especially in the 2nd round) and he was "off" but was still able to contribute something.
Interesting summaries, I like your summaries of the players' skillsets, well done there. But I find your projections unrealistic, especially the numbers. Even your high end comps, Spezza and Toews, never hit 100 and 80 point seasons respectively. I would also say the odds are good that one of these players will never become an "excellent NHL'er" - a lot can happen between the ages of 17 and, say, 22 that can lead to a plateau.

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