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12-30-2012, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Darcy Regier View Post
Just curious, what makes Galchenyuk a better prospect then Grigorenko? because what ive watched Grigorenko has a better tool set and is a few inches bigger.

I am not being a biased Sabres fan btw, I was as high on Grigorenko as any prospect last year.
I obviously don't know as much about Grigorenko as Galchenyuk, but here are the tools that Galchenyuk is seen to have by those keeping track of him:

- very good wrister (NHL quality)
- very good vision/IQ and a passing ability to match it
- very good stickhandler
- able to perform many of the above at speed
- willing to play just about anywhere on the ice (i.e. not a perimeter player)
- versatility: able to play all three forward positions
- doesn't have explosive acceleration, but does have good top speed
- 6'2" or 6'1" is nothing to sneeze at, he should be perfectly fine in this department
- work ethic: this isn't just casually thrown in here. Galchenyuk is driven to improve and be a great player. Not many players are as dedicated as him.

Things to work on:
- acceleration (not poor by any means, but an area of improvement)
- defensive efforts (consistency)

I'd be interested in knowing what tools Grigorenko is seen to have as a comparison.

Edit: my impressions are that Grigorenko probably has a pretty good accurate shot (not sure if it's known to be a hard shot or not), great vision, stickhandler, not sure if he is good at performing maneuvers at speed (seems like he prefers to slow things down), figured he was probably more of a perimeter player than Gally (again, not sure) and is a good skater while not being particularly explosive, but is probably still pretty fast. I'm also pretty sure he is not known for his work ethic - doesn't mean he doesn't have a good work ethic, but he isn't known for it (i.e. confirmed, a defining trait).

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