Trade Rumor/Speculation Thread XX: Let's make it to XXX!
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02-22-2014, 03:23 PM
Now we wait.
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Granlund has done nothing yet. Would be a downgrade at this pt in time.
He just outplayed every USA center in the Olympics, all 4 of whom got ice time over Derek Stepan. The entire tournament. He helped lead Finland to bronze. Short tournament? Yeah okay, but he has also shown signs the entire year with Minnesota. It was a coming out party, not a flash in the pan.
He would certainly not be a downgrade at 1C over Stepan. Not now, and definitely not going forward. Honestly they're not even the same kind of player.
I would be absolutely shocked if he ends up a lesser player than Stepan.
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