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01-08-2013, 07:25 PM
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Just from this little line I know that you really haven't watched Granlund that often.
Granlund is fairly good in the defensive zone is is pretty tenacious with his stick. I would say that his positioning may sometime not be the best but he is by far no sloucher when it comes to his compete level. There is a very good reason why Granlund plays the PK, Ask people who follow the team. They will not be shy to tell you polity of course that your assessment may need some slight rethinking. I am not a person who usually likes disagreeing, but i could not agree with that statement.
I seriously dislike when people make this silly statement. I mentioned that I have seen him play close to 10-12 times now (all of which have come during the previous two WJC's). Do you just assume I am lying because you don't agree with me?
From what I have seen, Granlund looks disinterested at times when he does not have the puck. In saying that, this is also a very common trait for younger players and is an aspect of the game that can be easily improved upon if that specific player is willing to put in the required effort. I also never said that he was an awful defensive player, but it certainly appears to me that he can be far more effective if he put in a greater effort. He does after all player the most important forward position (at times), and should take that responsibility seriously.
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