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06-25-2012, 07:05 PM
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jfb392
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Originally Posted by Loods View Post
jfb, was Duclair on Grigorenko's wing all of last season?

At 5'10 and 150, he's got quite a bit of filling out to do - does he play a power game even at that size? (tough traffic areas, drive the net, etc)

Organizationally, top-end talent on the wing is scarce. I'd imagine Buffalo would be interested (in 363 days ) in a winger that has already played with Grigorenko.
He looks like he's bigger than that now; at least 6'.
The weight is an issue, but he's been working out with former Lac Saint-Louis teammate Jonathan Drouin for about a month now, which is good news for both as they are underweight.
He does play a power game and isn't afraid to go into dirty areas to get the puck, even at that size.
If he gets bigger like I expect him to, he should be a force with his size and skill.

And yeah, he played on Grigorenko's wing for most of the season.
He started out with a kid I mentioned last year that could be an interesting free agent, Mike McNamee (ended up doing just okay), but injuries hit and he stuck with Grigo and Roy.

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