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05-08-2012, 03:41 PM
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Most top 10 drafted Russians were drafted because they were good enough to be NHL players right away. Grigorenko is not Malkin or Yakupov, his skating and overall game are not at the same level and if he struggles, especially in a market like Montreal where fans might turn on him when they see a 6'3" guy isn't the power forward hero they think he is, you got to imagine the KHL becomes something he will at least consider. Who wouldn't?

Though for the record I think the primary reason not to take Grigorenko is just because there are better options. Grigorenko is a nice player with Spezza like upside, but I think there's better options for what the Habs need at this time.

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