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09-23-2012, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Kesler2Kesler View Post
Well to be fair, Yakupov was basically 100% NHL ready, he didn't have much to prove left. Whereas Grigs still had a few question marks around him, but he seems to be doing fantastic so far this year.
Grigorenko has also said that he doesn't like the way the Russian game is played as much because the team game is not as structured (which makes it harder for him to be effective as more of a pass-first player). He also seems to have a very good relationship with Roy and has progressed very well under him, especially defensively.

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