Thread: Prospect Info: Mikael Granlund V
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03-24-2013, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Gaps View Post
When Mikko was 21, even a lot of Finns still insisted he'd never be anything but a good 4th line center and they even questioned if the national team would have use for him in the future. According to many, Tuomo Ruutu was and would always be the far more superior player out of the two.
When Mikko was 21, Wild fans referred to him as Mikko Mouse and doubted if he even existed. I remember many complaining every year that the team should have drafted Mike Komisarek (sp?) Instead.

I had faith in Mikko, I have faith in Granlund. He was improving with each game, but was a victim of a short season with no training camp thus very little practice time to make adjustments.

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