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02-20-2013, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
FWIW, Grigorenko plays about 50 sec a game elss than galchenyuk. One might suggest Grigorenko is even the more talented player and hasn't been performing as well(I don't think this is really an insult, just appears to be fact).

Not to you, but to others:
What many seem to overlook is who owns Grigorenko's rights in the Q. The QMJHL doesn't exactly produce top talent like the OHL or even the WHL anymore. So he's probably in the weakest junior league in canada. Not to mention, the Q isn't known for being as physical or defensive as the other two leagues. Scoring in the Q has been relatively easier in last few years for top prospects. Now, if the Sabres feel Grigorenko has NHL ability then why send him down as some suggested? If he's supposed to learn top systems and play with high quality competition to improve the Q won't help him. It may even stunt his development or reinforce a skill image rather than complete player image. They have a chance to monitor his conditioning, let him learn NHL caliber strategies and make him play against competition which will push him physically and mentally.

It may seem crazy to some but it's just a matter of what the alternative is. If Grigo was playing in OHL they might've sent him back. In the Q I don't think he has much left to learn.
This is good old fashioned BS. Scoring in the Q has been similar or less than the other CHL leagues for several years now.

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