Thread: Prospect Info: Mikael Granlund V
View Single Post
02-21-2013, 05:45 PM
tomgilbertfan's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 15,222
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by danccchan View Post
Wrote on my HW article that Granlund is a prospect we have never had. A prospect that already has a developed skillset that just needs adjustment.

All he needs to do is learn how to adjust in the smaller rinks and that can be done in the NHL or AHL.

Guys like Sheppard and Gillies needed to develop their skills, and never had a chance to on the 3rd/4th lines. Granlund already has those skills, its about translating it into a NA style of game.

So IMO, he'll develop in the NHL 4th line or AHL 1st. Its a win-win IMO because that is how much I trust in Granlund and think how talented he is.

In the NHL, he'll play against the meanest and toughest of the NHL playing 10 minutes a night. In the AHL, he'll play 20+ minutes of the best of the AHL. NHL and AHL play a similar physical game, so in either instances, Granlund will develop.
Yes. I really hate all these "We're going to ruin Granlund like we did Sheppard, Gillies, and Pouliot" posts. The situations are not comparable at all. Granlund has been looking better each game, even on the 4th line. Those three were pretty well the same in their time here.

tomgilbertfan is offline