Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Markus Granlund Recalled
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01-01-2014, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Calculon View Post
The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned centre Markus Granlund to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.

A real pity they didn't even give him a single game. He did get a New Year's bonus in monetary terms though.

Maybe Hartley didn't like what he saw in practice.
Maybe we should learn to let go of old, repetitive comments for the new year.

He'll get his chance. I'd rather slow but successful prospect development a la Red Wings than "rush them into a top-6 role" a la Oilers. Prospects get called up from farm teams without playing a game on the big club before being sent down all the time in every organization. The only difference between Granlund and say, Kolanos being called up, is the notability in their last names. Yes, Granlund has potential but I don't want to see his development stunted and he's a bit on the small side as well - if he develops into a Hudler-type player, I think that'd be fantastic. He could be one of Burke's "skill players surrounded by beef."

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