I would have liked to see him play at least one game with Leino and Ott, but don't think that would change the fact that he doesn't work hard enough along the boards right now and can't win a puck battle.
What's tough is that he won't likely learn this in the Q, he needs to go to the AHL but can't until he is 20 which is just really ******.
He's in a tough situation right now, hope he has a beast playoff series.
Getting top line minutes down in the Q in the playoffs will be much better for him than getting sheltered minutes on the 4th line up here. I really thought they were never going to make this move and admit their mistake, glad it happened.
Sigh. I'd rather play him up here and let him learn than send him back to a league he's too good for.
He wasn't too good for the Q at all.
I wanted him up here when the move was made but one of the sticking points for me was he would have a consistent line and be allowed to create chemistry with someone. It looked like Leino was going to possibly be that guy, he gets hurt hours before opening night and now Grigorenko gets sent down to make room for that same guy.