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Granlund has offically signed with Minnesota
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05-24-2012, 05:57 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Cut Granlund some slack, he's had so much stuff going on in his life for the past year or so. Yeah he wasnt very good in the playoffs in the FEL and wasnt anything spectacular in the WHC (but not bad either) but that doesnt mean anything. He was still the best player in the FEL before he got sick and would've been ppg player in the WHC with proper linemates.
But lets look it this way, now he can finally start living his dream in the NHL. Everything what have happened in Finland is now history. He won the FEL championship aswell as WHC gold. He's done with military service. Mission accomplished.
Now for a fresh start in NA. Dont work out like crazy in the offseason but rather gather your energy and relax. Both physically and mentally. Im sure he is ready for the upcoming season.
IMO Granlund is now fine physically. He will only get better and stronger. And the people that keep saying he is too slow - thats simply not true. Sure he isnt explosive and could work on his acceleration but come on he isnt slow.
About his first NHL season.. Well, we could see anything between 10-60 pts. The most important thing i want to see is that he can keep up with the tempo and play with his own strenghts. Then the points will come.
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