Thread: Prospect Info: Mikael Granlund V
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02-18-2013, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by danccchan View Post
If you want Granlund to be promoted, who would you take off from the other lines?

Parise - Koivu - Heatley have been work. No matter how much I, or some, prefer for Heatley not to be there, something is clicking and working. Don't fix what isn't broken.

Jason Zucker-Matt Cullen-Devin Setoguchi. Personally, I loved their hustle. They worked very well together tonight.

Johan Larsson-Kyle Brodziak-Cal Clutterbuck. Great checking line with a dash of offense.

That leaves Granlund manning the 4th line.
Do you honestly believe that a prospect of Granlund's level actually benefits from playing under 10 minutes per game with 4th line grinders in the long-term? That can cause his development to stop because he doesn't get the kind of experience a top6 player needs, and unless we've changed our projection from Granlund being a top 6 player to him being a 4th line center, that isn't what we want. If he's the odd man out as you say, then the best place for him is Houston. Instead of wasting a young player on the 4th line, let Konopka do his job with Rupp and Mitchell.

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