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05-01-2013, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by we want cup View Post
This has the potential to be another Grachev situation, where people get all starry-eyed over junior numbers and then feel let down when the player fails to become a strong professional player.

To be clear: I am not saying that MSC will bust, only that smart money is on him not becoming a big time NHL scorer.
We need to stop bringing up Grachev as an example of someone who lit up juniors. Getting 80 points in the OHL is nothing. He was the ultimate in overhyping.

I remember everyone wanting him as a second or in some cases first round pick. One reason that so many were mad that we drafted Stepan is that we missed out on Grachev. When he was still available in the third, people chilled out about Stepan. Then people used anything they could to justify Grachev as a top prospect.

The OHL is not as good defensively as the WHL. I would say 100+ points is needed there to show offensively skill, give or take 10 points based on how good the linemates are.

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