Thread: Prospect Info: Mikael Granlund V
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02-28-2013, 11:01 AM
Nino Noderreiter
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Originally Posted by Ville231 View Post
I've read from a finnish article that Granlund began practising his skating professionally as he came to HIFK, as a 17-year old. So he's improved that part a lot since then and with the right coaching he can still become a lot better.

Oh, I totally agree. He's got all the tools above the shoulders and in his hands. He just needs to use his edges better. Like when you see him do those escape or spin moves along the half wall...he's not getting much depth away from the guy. His feet stop and he's basically just turning around so it doesn't create as much seperation or tie as he is used too. Which, is the exact reason he's struggling a little bit because he doesn't have the time and space he is used too getting.

But I am 100% confident that a player of Granlund's work ethic/caliber/ability/talent will be able to be very very successful in this league.

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