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11-08-2012, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
I can see why people worry about Grigorenko. He plays an extremely nonchalant game. IMO, the upside is similar to Kopitar, and the downside is Kovalev. The talent is extremely obvious, the compete level is not. He is too talented to ever be a complete bust, but I could see him being the type of player who drives fans crazy. He and Armia are similar that way. They could both be great, or both be the biggest headaches a fanbase could imagine.
Hey if you're downside is peaking at 94 points, you're doing alright!

I think the WJC being in Ufa (bigger ice surface) this year will lend itself agreeably to the style Grigorenko (and for that matter, Russia) wants to play. Because there's more space, it will be harder for their space to be taken away by opposition.

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