2012 NHL Entry Draft Talk 13.0
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05-08-2012, 01:20 PM
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But Kuznetzov was drafted out of Russia. Grigorenko has already made the move to North America, one year prior to being drafted. That, to me, speaks volumes about his desire to play here and in the NHL.
He is still on my draft list for the #3. Obviously, Timmins and co will have to analyze Grigorenko completely to see if the concerns regarding his "lazyness" are founded and erect a proper and realistic ceiling for this young man and weigh it against Galchenyuk's. If they decide to go for Grigorenko, I will completely understand as I think Timmins is one of the best in the business and will have done homework. Same thing if they decide to go for Galchenyuk or any other player.
Just because he is playong over here doesn't mean the KHL won't come calling offering big money to go back and play at home. It's all fine if his development is seemless and things go great, but as we know a lot of prospects have bumps in the road or take a while to reach their potential, if he decides to bolt when the "going gets tough" or the money is good like Radulov and Filatov then you can potentially temporary lose a big asset or even permamently like many who didn't come back(Morozov for one).
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