Thread: Confirmed with Link: Mikael Granlund Signed to 3-Year Deal
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06-01-2012, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Haite View Post
Granlund has a great wrist shot, he just doesn't want to use it. Last season, at one point he decided that he could try shooting once in a while, too. He ended up scoring 13 goals in 15 games. Before that 15 game streak he had scored 6 goals in 20 games, and after it he only scored 1 goal in 10 games, but that was when he was slumping anyway.

I think he does have the skillset to potentially score 25, or even 30 goals in a season (not talking about next season only) if all the stars align correctly and some of his fluttering saucer passes accidentally hit the net. His extreme pass first mentality is the biggest issue, but he has shown that when his teammates are unable to get the job done, he might start taking more chances himself.
Mikke is exactly the kind of guy who will benefit hugely from having NHL coaches. They will drool when they see his skillset and brain and will be quick to give him good advise!

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