Thread: Prospect Info: Grand Rapids Griffins 2012-13
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10-15-2012, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by newfy View Post
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.
What you say is correct and journeymen may not have been the best word to use. I guess Billins is the one who has me confused. He certainly isn't without some skill, but he isn't really a prospect either. That being said, if he is earning PP time and out playing two of Almqvist, Nicastro and Fournier, perhaps there is more to his game than I thought.

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