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06-23-2012, 01:31 AM
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Congrats on this pick. I firmly believe he will be a dominant player in the NHL at some point. He has #1 C written all over him. He won't be the guy you put on the ice with a minute left up by 1, but he's the one you need to score when you're down by 1. Despite the rumors, Grigorenko has shown a true willingness to learn the north american game. When he came to Québec, he barely knew 1-2 sentences in english, now we could nearly call him billingual. That's one thing scouts don't seem to take into account. It's pretty hard to learn a new language, and Grigo did it so quickly it's impressive. Now I don't think he'll be on your roster come september, but he could be an NHL center the following year. He is good at faceoffs, he just needs to work on his balance and puck protection. Also needs to work on his own game and not make the mistake of trying to hit everything that moves just because his coaches tell him to because he's big, 'cause he'll end up forgetting to put up points on the board.

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