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12-31-2012, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MVW View Post
Did anyone actually watch Granlund? Statistically, he has been one of the Finn's best players so far but he gets absolutely no love from their fanbase. They are all about TT and Barkov in regards to projecting as top players in the NHL. Ma. Granlund is not the caliber of prospect that his brother is, but I don't think he gets as much praise as he should.
Well, he hasn't really done much this season to earn those praises but he's been good in this tournament. A bit snake-bitten in the first two games, excellent against SUI and OK against SWE. To my eyes, which may or may not be affected by Flames homerism, he has some real offensive creativity and the skills to execute most of the stuff as well. Not that great on the faceoff dot or in the corners but dangerous around the net.

TT and Barkov are quite probably much safer bets to be full time NHLers but for a 2nd round pick Granlund looks just fine to me.

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