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Red Wings Prospects Tracker - Part IV - The Search for More Prospects
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09-12-2012, 01:09 PM
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Location: Traverse City
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We do not have a prospect in our system as accomplished as Grigorenko was at the time of the crash.
Grigroenko owned two junior tournaments and was playing in the WCs on a line with Datsyuk as a 20-21 year old.
In successive years, we would have added
2001-02 - Datsyuk
02-03 - Zetterberg
03-04 - Grigorenko
Would Grigs have been as good as D or Z? While it's hard to say that now, at the time, we fully expected it.
We were looking at a mini-powerforward, built like a small Russian tank, who could skate fast, battle everywhere on the ice and score 30 goals. It's not hard to imagine a consistent 30 to 35-goal man
At that he was considered to be just like OV. He would have been great no doubt. We don't have guys like him in the pipeline, but we do have a plethora of 2nd and third line guys at the least with two or three guys destined for first line roles. Add in a free agent here and there and we have a hell of a roster.
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