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02-06-2013, 12:06 AM
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I was the reporter...

I saw the picture; I think over on Wild.com thought it was hilarious and that other people would think it was funny so I tossed it in there during the summer when there was little to really talk about. Glad to see the Finnish tabloid got on this hot story so fast!

For the record, Wild.com boards have been using Baby Jesus for well over a year. So its not just here. It was coined by one of the posters there; and whether that happened simultaneously I am not sure. If someone really had no life they could check to see who really can claim the genesis of that now notorious nickname.


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02-06-2013, 12:53 AM
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I saw the picture; I think over on Wild.com thought it was hilarious and that other people would think it was funny so I tossed it in there during the summer when there was little to really talk about. Glad to see the Finnish tabloid got on this hot story so fast!

For the record, Wild.com boards have been using Baby Jesus for well over a year. So its not just here. It was coined by one of the posters there; and whether that happened simultaneously I am not sure. If someone really had no life they could check to see who really can claim the genesis of that now notorious nickname.

This is as far back as I found, it appears rynryn inadvertently gave him the name, that is unless someone can find something previous to this.

8-14-2010
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...=jesus&page=11

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On the topic... Esa Tikkanen thinks that Granny`s future is to be winger. Someone translate or use google translate...



http://www.iltalehti.fi/nhl/2013020516640444_nh.shtml

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On the topic... Esa Tikkanen thinks that Granny`s future is to be winger. Someone translate or use google translate...



http://www.iltalehti.fi/nhl/2013020516640444_nh.shtml
To sum it up:
Tikkanen says that..

*Granlund has won the WC and FEL as a winger

*NHL Centers are nowadays big and strong, so Granlund's future would be brighter in the NHL as a winger.

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02-06-2013, 01:55 AM
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I kinda have to agree at this point. He hasn't looked good at center at all and gets dominated physically. Coyle has played some center and seems like an ideal candidate as he's got the physical edge needed to play it. Wouldn't mind seeing a second line of Granlund - Coyle - Seto.

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02-06-2013, 01:58 AM
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This is as far back as I found, it appears rynryn inadvertently gave him the name, that is unless someone can find something previous to this.

8-14-2010
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...=jesus&page=11

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I'm hoping Wellman and Granlund develop fast and can maybe find some chemistry. Wellman is a pure sniper. Granlund a natural set-up pivot. Maybe toss not-to-be-forgotten Gillies in there as well.

Lats-Koivu-Havlat
Gillies-Granlund-Wellman

Yeah, it's hard to remember so soon after the draft that these guys don't make impacts for 4 more years.
That 2nd line could be also dubbed "the bust line"...

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02-06-2013, 01:59 AM
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That 2nd line could be also dubbed "the bust line"...
Oh god, the pain.

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02-06-2013, 02:12 AM
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Oh god, the pain.
Indeed. Not sure if Gillies or Wellman being a second liner is funnier though. Gillies had the size but Wellman had more offensive potential.

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02-06-2013, 03:05 AM
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To be quite honest; it was evident that Granlund wasn't working out at center. His move to wing should have happened a lot sooner than it did.

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02-06-2013, 03:12 AM
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"Craig Button: I don't think with top players, there is much if any concern from my perspective about their ability to adapt. The young players have lots of experience playing in North America as they progress through the ranks. I have seen Nichushkin play 8 games on North American rinks and he has probably played about 25 in total to this point. Same with Barkov. The good players have no problem adapting."

Does this mean that Granlund isn't good. I like this guy.

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02-06-2013, 03:25 AM
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"Craig Button: I don't think with top players, there is much if any concern from my perspective about their ability to adapt. The young players have lots of experience playing in North America as they progress through the ranks. I have seen Nichushkin play 8 games on North American rinks and he has probably played about 25 in total to this point. Same with Barkov. The good players have no problem adapting."

Does this mean that Granlund isn't good. I like this guy.
Get out.

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02-06-2013, 03:36 AM
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Tikkanen has a point.

Move him to wing on 2nd. Cant go wrong.

Please dont bust!

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02-06-2013, 05:23 AM
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"Craig Button: I don't think with top players, there is much if any concern from my perspective about their ability to adapt. The young players have lots of experience playing in North America as they progress through the ranks. I have seen Nichushkin play 8 games on North American rinks and he has probably played about 25 in total to this point. Same with Barkov. The good players have no problem adapting."

Does this mean that Granlund isn't good. I like this guy.
I believe this is true with truly elite physical players in today's league. But those players are few and far between and often seen as generational if they have the longevity.
Granlund was picked where he was at for a reason and I have no problem expecting some growing time for a pick known for intelligence and ability to adjust to the game


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I believe this is true with truly elite physical players in today's league. But those players are few and far between and often seen as generational if they have the longevity.
Grandlund was picked where he was at for a reason and I have no problem expecting some growing time for a pick known for intelligence and ability to adjust to the game
Once in for all poeple.. Please stop wiritng his name wrong...

Clutterdbuck, Cullden, Backdstrom, Heatdley..

Please stop..

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02-06-2013, 05:51 AM
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Once in for all poeple.. Please stop wiritng his name wrong...

Clutterdbuck, Cullden, Backdstrom, Heatdley..

Please stop..
Yeah whatever, its fixed, maybe it was hyperbole for how grand I expect his career to be

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02-06-2013, 01:50 PM
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I agree with Craig Button...

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"Craig Button: I don't think with top players, there is much if any concern from my perspective about their ability to adapt. The young players have lots of experience playing in North America as they progress through the ranks. I have seen Nichushkin play 8 games on North American rinks and he has probably played about 25 in total to this point. Same with Barkov. The good players have no problem adapting."

Does this mean that Granlund isn't good. I like this guy.
The truly good players have no problem with adapting. I think Granlund's mind and hockey sense can adapt but his physical limitations don't allow for it to matter. Its why Tarasenko, Yakupov can step in and be solid, but our wunderkind is still very much a work in progress.

Maybe you should take it more as Granlund isn't great...he still MAY be good.

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The truly good players have no problem with adapting. I think Granlund's mind and hockey sense can adapt but his physical limitations don't allow for it to matter. Its why Tarasenko, Yakupov can step in and be solid, but our wunderkind is still very much a work in progress.

Maybe you should take it more as Granlund isn't great...he still MAY be good.
I've always said ability to adapt and succeed quickly at the next level of competition is an indicator of hockey sense and overall ability...but there are definitely exceptions to the rule. Like Stamkos, Thornton, Giroux, Olli Jokinen...

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I like the idea of keeping Granlund on the wing until he gets into the swing of things.....

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Whats quickly though? 8 games of a shortened season?, 25% of a regular season? an entire rookie year?

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Its too bad there giving Coyle first line minutes just like that. Hell give Granlund a spot alongside Koivu and Parise and watch him thrive...

That stint at center is going to cost him this season.

Russo said he thinks Granlund will be scratched against Vancouver. A bummer because I thought he had his best game all year in Phoenix.

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That 2nd line could be also dubbed "the bust line"...
Haha. Oh please. I was "hoping" based on what was available.

Who I "hope" to leave a bar with depends a lot on what bar it is.

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The truly good players have no problem with adapting. I think Granlund's mind and hockey sense can adapt but his physical limitations don't allow for it to matter. Its why Tarasenko, Yakupov can step in and be solid, but our wunderkind is still very much a work in progress.

Maybe you should take it more as Granlund isn't great...he still MAY be good.
Personally, I would amp it up a bit.

Maybe Granlund isn't the franchise player we wished for, but he may still be a great player.

Koivu level of importance. Maybe not part of the Stamkos/Crosby/Malkun type of players but a damn good player.

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Koivu level of importance. Maybe not part of the Stamkos/Crosby/Malkun type of players but a damn good player.
Kind of like Bouchard would have been without the concussions.

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Granlund will be fine. We knew his size would be a bit of a problem. As he gets used to the league he'll find his niche.

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I'm confident Granlund is going to be a good player in this league. He hasn't even shown off his wrister yet. He's actually looked good at times down low too with his vision.

He'll be 15-30 goal 40-50 assist guy minimum. Basically, Bouchard, but....

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