So a Finnish site wrote something about Granlund, what to expect etc. I thought I'd translate it for you guys.
Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild
By far the biggest expectations for a Finnish rookie in many years. Will get responsibility from the beginning of the season. There has been alot of discussion since he was drafted if Granlund's skills are enough for the NHL. Soon we will see if Granlund has what it takes in the toughest league in the world. Started the season well in AHL, until he hurt his ankle and it slowed him down a little bit. Nevertheless, he is 100% healthy now. He will have a chance to show Minnesota what he's got right away in the first game of the season in front of the home crowd. If everything goes well, he can do a lot of unbelievable things in his rookie season.
The fact of the matter is that, like his mentor Mikko Koivu, Granlund makes those around him better. He isn’t the fastest skater or the toughest player, but he has a hockey I.Q. that is absolutely off the charts. The way he sees the game, he’s one or two plays ahead of everyone else on the ice. His passing and puck handling skills are unparalleled and he always finds ways to astound opposing skaters and goaltenders. What’s more, he’s unbelievably deadly in the shootout. To put it simply, Mikael Granlund is a goaltender’s worst nightmare and a Minnesota Wild fan’s best dream come true.
I know what you’re thinking: okay, okay the kid is good, but can he be great? In a word—yes. While he is slightly undersized, which a lot of fans are skeptical about, no one can deny that he has greatness written in bold, underlined words all over him. I think it’s fair to say he’ll never be a 40+ goal scorer, but that’s not his game anyway. Granlund is a dangling, playmaking specialist that will likely see a 40%/60% split in yearly points as to goals versus assists. Granlund is basically a smaller, more talented and dynamic version of Mikko Koivu. Considering his talent and how well he has performed while playing pro hockey in Finland and in the AHL, if he’s healthy, Granlund could easily put up numbers at around a point-per-game.
In short, Wild fans can be sure that the young man wearing #64 will most likely have a long and illustrious NHL career that should see All-Star recognition, a near point-per-game average, highlight-reel goals, dekes and dangles, plenty of deep playoff runs and, hopefully, a Stanley Cup or two for Minnesota. That’s not too much to ask, is it?
20-40 as a rookie would be outstanding, in an 80 game season.
10 - 20 would be good enough for me this season.
It's hard to tell what his actual ceiling will be. Look at Butch: never topped 63 points, but his hands are as good as MG's, and he''s a much better skater. If MG's "vision and intangibles" are better than PMB, maybe he'll do better.