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2012 Prospect Thread IV
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01-03-2013, 09:45 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
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How long did it take for everyone to come around on the Granlund and Brodin picks?
Granlund, almost immediately, and Brodin, probably late in the summer after everyone got to see him skating with the rookie camp.
With Granlund, he had his own fanboy club that came with him, in a good way. Every game we got reports from lots of Finns (who stuck around too). Tons of news and nearly all positive.
Brodin, there were a few people who would post updates after his games, mostly that he was close on goals or assists but he was steady and good defensively and positive +/-. And then the scouts raved about him in the WJC and WC. So again, slow trickle of positive news.
But Dumba...the hype completely died when the Wild drafted him. Nobody talks about him anymore. Kind of like Ryan Murphy when he was drafted, fell of the map. The only news we get is his stats, which are going the wrong way. A couple times I've tried to ask about him and the general consensus by the 2-3 people who've seen him is he's maybe better defensively but his hockey IQ sucks and team sucks. And then the one time this year he's made any noise was the WJC tryouts, where he was beyond horrible. So not much news but mostly negative.
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