Breakout Prospect - Derek Grant
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08-13-2012, 07:48 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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I have thought this & said it on here many times that I thought Grant would some day be Ottawa's third line centre. I have also said how much I like Dzuirzynski & he too could have a breakout yr. Another guy with a nice combination of skill & size is Culek.
Grant played RW in Bingo last yr & could again this yr. There are also countless possibilities happening this yr in Bingo. First,
if there is a lockout Bingo could get three or four or five players expected to play in Ottawa next season,
that could hurt Grant`s development. Second, he will have some hefty competition at RW or centre from Petersson, Stone, Zibanejad, Jessiman, Da Costa, Cannoe, DD, Hamilton & Caporusso. Third, a few guys might not play in Bingo next yr, Prince & Pageau could be returned to junior, Petersson could return to Sweden to play & Caporruso, Downing & Hamilton could start the yr in Elmira. These could help Grant`s chances next season.
Personally, I hope that Coach Richardson makes a few changes to personnel in Bingo for next season. I would like to see the following forward lineup:
Hoffman - Da Costa - Zibanejad
Schneider - Cannone - Stone
Culek - Grant - Dzuirzynski
Cowick - Kramer - Jessiman/Hamilton
Any player on a 1-way contract won't be going to Binghamton should there be a lockout IMO. A lockout probably only means that all of Zibby, Stone, and Silfverberg are in Bingo, instead of just 2 of the 3.
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