Thread: Prospect Info: Mikael Granlund V
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03-23-2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Gaps View Post
People seem to have no patience with young players these days. A prospect ****s up once---> he's a bust. Fortunately the teams usually have more patience than that. With Europeans having patience is even more important, because many of them tend to develop more slowly than North Americans and reach their primes later. I don't know if Granlund is one of these players, but he wouldn't be the 1st Finn to be like that and probably not the last one either.

Agree. I will admit that I thought he would have a bigger impact right out of the gate but his game was noticeably improving and he is a dominant AHL player. He has dominated his age group...been great internationally and dominated a Men's league as a teenager(the one Euro league most comparable to the NHL in style of play, albeit much much weaker). He will be doubt in my mind he's still an elite prospect and going to be a good NHL player.

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