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12-02-2012, 10:12 AM
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Grigorenko was an incredible draft pick for Buffalo.

First of all, for where he was picked. Second of all, the Sabres needed high end skill more than intangibles or whatever. Third, they also got the opposite in Girgensons, who gives them all the drive they need.

Actually the Grigorenko situation shows you that with a few calculated risks you don't need to tank regularly to get potentially elite talent. It's telling that both the Habs and Leafs passed on him, not to mention the Caps and their Russian love, but Buffalo still got very lucky.

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