Thread: Prospect Info: Grand Rapids Griffins 2012-13
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10-14-2012, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Rzombo4 prez View Post
I won't be too critical this early in the year, but at some point I hope to see less of the AHL journeymen and more of the Wings' prospects out on the blueline. We are reaching up or out territory as an organization and we need to see what we have in Almqvist, Fournier and Nicastro.
Problem is is that the AHL team has to be competitive and throwing out all those guys without the steady vets to show them the ropes would be a nightmare. The Janik/Paetch's etc are needed there to help mentor those young guys. Fournier is what, 23 and hasnt secured a spot on the griffs blue line? I think the organization has probably seen enough.

Almqvist and Nicastro will get their looks for different reasons. Nicastro is HUGE out there, watching the game you can see it. He has everything to be a perfect number 6, physical shot blocker, and Almqvist has some saavy that you dont see all that often. I'm iffy on his size though.

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