Thread: Prospect Info: Mikael Granlund V
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02-21-2013, 03:27 PM
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I think Granlund is benefitting from playing limited minutes on the 4th line. Of course I want him to be in the top 6. But limited minutes means he's gonna be fighting for more and busting his ass every time he see the ice because he doesn't know when his # is gonna be called again.

Secondly, he needed to learn the physical aspect of the game before he could truly be effective in the top 6. His skills will still be there when he's promoted up again. On the 3rd and 4th line, he's forced to learn how to use his body, keep his feet moving and create plays for himself and others.
Again, I completely agree with everything you say. Nothing wrong with playing a rookie in the bottom six. He'll be fine.

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