Thread: Prospect Info: Mikael Granlund V
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02-27-2013, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Minnesota View Post
Would you trade Granlund for Sheppard straight-up right now?
Of course not, and it's not the point either.

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Originally Posted by Henri M View Post
I do not think you have actually been watching him play.... What excuses though? Only thing I've heard is that he says he needs to improve in the areas he is improving. And that his linemates have mainly been garbage, which is mostly true.

Also, Brodin looks good, but still his points are kind of missing. 15 games 3 assists and +- 0. Not really that impressive on paper atleast.
The excuses are that he only needs to learn this or bulk up that or improve this area. But we're talking key areas like skating, size, or hockey smarts. Players don't just learn them with ease. We're giving Granlund so much leeway. He'll make one good, routine play per game and then fans will be like everything will be fine with him. Everything is not fine with him. We should be extremely concerned that he currently isn't outproducing a bust like Shep. That's not a bar he should be fighting to clear. Not for one of the prospects counted on to turn this franchise around.

Brodin is a defensive defensemen and playing that role very well. No worries about a lack of offense at this stage.

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