Thread: Grigorenko?
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08-20-2012, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Kishire View Post
Meh, I thought he was very underwhelming at the Canada/Russia thing. The play seemed to die on his stick a lot, he did make some nice plays but not enough to leave me satisfied. Only time will tell whether the pick turns out well, I mean it was at the 12 spot, so I have no problems with the pick at all.
I wanted the Leafs to take a long look at Grigorenko and was mildly disappointed we didn't get him at the draft, but when our fanbase was talking through the options, one of the biggest fears associated with Grigorenko was that he might end up a bit like a lazy Viktor Kozlov: lots of tools but lacking effort. Obviously the sample size is really small at this point since draft day, but he didn't look too impressive at the tournament. He just looked lethargic. But then again it's not like Yakupov was ripping it up either. But all in all a reasonable gamble where you guys were picking.

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