Thread: Prospect Info: 2012 Prospect Thread IV
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11-20-2012, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by bozak911 View Post
Let them both mature in Houston this year, no matter what happens with the lockout. In fact, leave Granlund there...

With Cullen and Bouchard off the books for 13-14, a 2nd line of Zucker-Granlund-Coyle, having played together for a full year in Houston, is far more tantalizing than bringing them up piece meal.
While that always sounds intriguing, it's ultimately a terrible idea. The defensive game at the NHL level is a whole other world. I'd rather not even see two rookies on the same line for a regular shift until the tail end of the year. Perhaps for 13-14:

Parise-Koivu-Zucker/Coyle
Seto-Granlund-Heatley
Coyle/Zucker-Brodziak-Clutterbuck

Ultimately, I don't think we'll see all three of them brought up to the Wild at the same time. Granlund's a given whenever the lockout ends, but I think at least one of Coyle and Zucker will be kept in Houston.

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