View Single Post
08-07-2006, 08:33 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Originally Posted by
Grabovsky needs to play in the AHL to perform well in the NHL, patience is important in this case, do not expect Mikhail Grabovsky showing is huge upside next year, he'll have a bad training camp and also a bad first AHL year.
This is sad, but reality, young russians player have difficulties to adapt themselves to the american lifestyle, because of the language,the size of the ice.
I have no doubt Grabovsky is a good player, but, it is very unlikely to see this guy in the next two years as a hab.
This isn't a 20 year old Perezhogin/Kostitsyn type prospect that's coming into camp with more pimples than pro experience... this is a 22-23 year old man whose been one of the more impressive young players in the 2nd best league in the world for a few years now.
Take a look at Datsyuk's career as well as the relationship he had with Federov and Larionov once he got to Detroit and then get back to me about Grabovsky's guaranteed bad year that he's about to have.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by BigTimer*