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Granlund has offically signed with Minnesota

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05-23-2012, 05:17 PM
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Please tell me you aren't using this picture as reference of his height, you cannot tell
You used a picture of him standing next to our management/etc? Please tell me you know exactly how tall each of our staff is?

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Leafs fans still ******** over that Kadri/Granlund thread. How original.
Yeah I'm just dying that a group full of Hfboards professionals saw Granlund as a better prospect then Kadri.

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You used a picture of him standing next to our management/etc? Please tell me you know exactly how tall each of our staff is?
Your right I don't, but most NHLers are suppost to be taller then their staff, besides he was quite a lot shorter then most

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Comparing him to Crosby or Ovie really only proves the point I'm making, the kid is terribly over hyped. Are people forgetting he is 5'8, 168 pounds (http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=118389) and plays a very soft European type game?
Yeah as already stated you are using 2 years old data to prove your point...

And you can say a lot of **** about SM-Liiga but calling it very soft European type game league proves just that you've probably never seen a single game of that league. SM-Liiga is by far the most physical and the most North American style league in Europe. And Granlund's been getting special treatment from opposition especially this year and that hasn't slowed him down. It's not like he's coming from some junior league. Sure the game gets even more physical but I don't think it will be a problem after some transitioning time. 10 years ago it may have been a problem but not so much in today's NHL.

I'm not going to go to debate about how good he is compared to some NA prospects like some people here. There are probably only a handful of people who've seen enough of both Euro and NA prospects to make justified conclusions about how they rank and I'm not one of them. All I know is that Granlund's both game and stats are something we haven't seen from prospect in Finland since Selänne. He's proven in FEL against professionals, he's proven in international competition against NHLers, now it's time for the last step and prove himself in NHL.

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Your right I don't, but most NHLers are suppost to be taller then their staff, besides he was quite a lot shorter then most
That would make the one guy he's taller than about 5'6". Which is more realistic: a 5'6" fully grown man, or a couple 6'-6'1" men?

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That would make the one guy he's taller than about 5'6". Which is more realistic: a 5'6" fully grown man, or a couple 6'-6'1" men?
5'6 is a little short short for a fully grown man, 6-6'1 is a little above average, and he's slightly taller than one person in that picture. I think5'8 is a reasonable height to put him at.

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I think that's about 10cm (4 inch)

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Leafs fans still ******** over that Kadri/Granlund thread. How original.
One Leaf fan. Let's not do the generalizing thing.

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I think that's about 10cm (4 inch)
There's no way you can give a definitive answer from that picture.

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Yes that's just like calling St Luis 5'8, when in reality everyone knows the heights and weights are boosted when heading into the NHL. He does not look 5'10 183.


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Here is a picture

17 yrs old in that picture...not sure about you, but I was still growing at that age.

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There's no way you can give a definitive answer from that picture.


How about that?

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How about that?
Guys...

You're arguing about how big someone is. Don't be ridiculous.

Great signing for the Wild. Hope he succeeds.

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Leave it to Leaf fans to come charging into a feelgood thread in an attenpt to make themselves feel better by putting down a great prospect. So we're not allowed to say a player is good until he's played a game in the NHL huh? Okay then I guess that means all other great prospects like Tarasenko, Huberdeau, etc are garbage too right? Oh and then there's that nobody named Yakupov. God forbid that he's even a decent player.

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Re: his height, I think he clearly does not look 5'10" on the ice. 5'10" doesn't look that short, it's just a bit bellow average, for example Sidney Crosby is 5'11". Granlund looks really small on the ice, looked really short even in the WJCs, 5'8" is probably about right. Little guys inflate their height on a regular basis in sports, this is nothing new. I don't think it's a huge deal or anything, he's strong on his skates for his size and is fine taking hits, he should be able to succeed despite being small just like St. Louis, Ennis, Gionta, Briere, Cammalleri, Marchand, Derek Roy, etc., but lets not pretend like he isn't really small for an NHLer, he clearly is when you see him on the ice.

Glad to see him signed, excited to see what he can do next year. If I had to guess, I'd predict somewhere around 45 points if he plays a fairly full season, but who knows really. Love his creativity and hands, he's gonna be a fun one to watch, hopefully his size and skating don't hold him back too much (I think he'll be fine).

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Great for the Wild!

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Love it. Hope he helps the anemic Wild offense.

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He's an average skater, not a below average skater...his skating will be fine, just nothing to write home about. Where he excels is in puck handling...beyond makes up for any speed deficiency. Can stick handle in a phone booth while making defenders miss. That's why I expect a smooth transition to NA ice.

Put me in for expecting at least 50 points from him in a full healthy rookie season. He should be on the top pp unit from day one as well.

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He isn't best fwd prospect not in the NHL. Huberdeau is better, Tarasenko is better, and Schwartz is probably better too. I would also make a case for Zibanejad, and Kuznetzov is definitely better.
wow yeah sure bud

Kuznetzov and Taresenko I'll give you but Schwartz and Huerdeau no way lol

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This thread has started to make my head hurt.

Leafs87 is doing the whole "misery loves company" schtick. It'd be funny if it weren't so sad.

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About time, let's see what the kid can do (Expecting at least 10+30 for next season).

ps. If Granlund isn't 179cm he's very close to it.

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Granlund is 5'9"-5'10". Probably 5'10" is very close, or as kemisti said, 179cm.

As for the signing, obviously great news for Minnesota. I think he can pot at least 10-15 goals and 25-30 assists next year, unless he misses a lot of games.

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Four pages in this thread and still this thread ain´t "sticky" at the top? Of course this signing is a part of "Ongoing prospect signing thread" And if a canadien with those skills signs as a rookie, its a different thing? Lol


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Nice. Minnesota should pick up Teravainen and ice an all Finnish line.

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Four pages in this thread and still this thread ain´t "sticky" at the top? Of course this signing is a part of "Ongoing prospect signing thread" And if a canadien with those skills signs as a rookie, its a different thing? Lol
Was thinking the same thing myself. Guess I'll have to just keep "bumping" it until they do.

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