Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Granlund has offically signed with Minnesota
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05-23-2012, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyGuruPitka View Post
Im a leaf fan, its must worse on our end. Whats wrong with being a decent prospect? Are you ready to crown him the savior without seeing him play on North American ice? Hes undersized playing on a massive rink in a much less physically demanding game. He has all world talent however I just dont want people to put these huge expectations on the kid before he accomplishes anything.

I'd say him and Nazem Kadri are in the exact same boat, however Kadri has spent his time in the NA system.
Over PPG at the WJC on small ice, played the last three seasons in the most physical league in Europe. Physically SM-liiga isn't that much behind NHL, the talent level is a whole different conversation. This kid knows how to play against physical players and he has been improving on his physical side of the game a lot the past season.

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