Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Granlund has offically signed with Minnesota
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05-24-2012, 08:13 AM
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one of the finnish writers said that granlund who is a polite soft spoken person was the most googled finnish athlete over the last two years. after his WC last year he bacame so popular that everyone wanted to interview him and he kept saying yes.

no doubt there was a little burn out factor and his debbacle in the shootout in WJC was a tough pill to swalow.

however him and mikko koivu are quite close it seems and koivu will help him recharge his batteries.

also he wont be playing with crap linemates like he did in the previous WC, when paired with koivu this past WC the brief time they had together Granlund was 1+1 and Koivu was 0+2

while i would have rather wild picked Bjugstad in 2010, i think that Granlund will have a decent team around him next year and will help him ajdust, the wild team last year played a very solid game untill they lost their top center and had to use guys like power and peters in the top 6.

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