Thread: Prospect Info: Mikael Granlund IV
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01-28-2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Defensively, Granlund's fine. He's looked good in his end. That was the concern. The problem is the boards and corners in the offensive zone. Wingers more often are the first forechecker and would be more involved in that aspect.
He is great forecheck.
Equtiaton: forecheck = physical power, hitting... is wrong.

While he will not forecheck like grinder, he will actually look for the turnovers, not finnished checks. He is great reading the play and cutting passing lines while aproaching the player with the puck, making turnovers with stick.. And he is tougher than Selanne, who plays wing

I've seen granlund playing wing and he does great.. Also I see that as a center he has to take more part to physical game than in the wing (he has to go for the puck first deep in the own end, while wingers will get it to the speed, and have room and some time, (which they don't use thought at the moment, they just dumb it in and try to get it back later instead of having little brakes after the blue line and trying to make a play), and its not benefitting him in the NHL right now.

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