Thread: Prospect Info: Mikael Granlund V
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02-19-2013, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo View Post
Pouliot's biggest issue was he had the tools but no toolbox. Playing in the top 6 helped diminish these deficiencies due to the players playing around him. But the kid had no drive, no intelligence at all. That's why he failed.

Granlund isn't like Pouliot or Sheppard. He definitely deserves to be in the NHL.
Sorry to throw a little reality out there but Pouliot is far from an NHL failure, unless you equate a high draft Pick not becoming a Star as "failure". Steve Yzerman signed him to a $1.8 mil contract for 2012-13 and he already has 5 goals and 10 points this year. I agree wiht you on a couple of comments, Lemaire tended to doghouse and blackball players he didn't like, and he didn't like Pouliot. Probably for another thing you ragged on him for - lack of heart.

But the fact is he's very much an NHL player right now. Not a Star but not a fringe guy, either. In my mind making $ millions and playing in the NHL on Lecavalier's wing isn't "failure."

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