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03-15-2013, 02:45 PM
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MacOfNiagara
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Originally Posted by Flyers7 View Post
Isn't a year already burned off his ELC? Did he underperform, or did they just want him to get more minutes in the Q? Really like Grigorenko. Confused by this.
Just my opinion, but I watch every Sabres game, and have watched him closely.

- Only 18 and in a whole new culture, language, league. Overwhelmed.
- Poorly utilized / developed. Linemates and icetime and PP time were poorly handled and did not provide the best chance for growth
- Turmoil of the Sabres and coaching change this year. The whole team, even the savvy vets, are in disarray this year. How much more so an 18 year old foreign kid.

Positives:
- The talent is absolutely there. Just going to need a year or two at least to properly develop it
- Despite all the above listed challenges, Grigs has shown a great work ethic and attitude (Two suggested knocks on him going into the draft)

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