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Canucks sign F Alexandre Grenier to ELC

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The Next Cam Neely?? Confirmed!

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Nice! Now just waiting on Price and Tommernes.

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Cool. The kid is showing some promise.

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For some inexplicable reason I confused Grenier with Freisen.

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If Burns can rely on athleticism to convert to a top6 wing at the NHL level, then there has to be hope for Grenier. He can skate well, has the frame to put on size, and is good with the puck. Has to be more left here.

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If Burns can rely on athleticism to convert to a top6 wing at the NHL level, then there has to be hope for Grenier. He can skate well, has the frame to put on size, and is good with the puck. Has to be more left here.
"Hope" is the correct word. You've next got to consider probability.

When Burns was Grenier's age, he was in his sophomore NHL season and getting 25 points as a defenceman. Grenier just played for the Kalamazoo Wings. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Not everybody who's 6'5" is Brent Burns.

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"Hope" is the correct word. You've next got to consider probability.

When Burns was Grenier's age, he was in his sophomore NHL season and getting 25 points as a defenceman. Grenier just played for the Kalamazoo Wings. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Not everybody who's 6'5" is Brent Burns.

Not every 6'5" players combines athleticism and skating like Grenier/Burns do. Even shorter players aren't nearly as coordinated. I think that's why the scouting staff was so high on him.

Grenier has work to do, but the pieces are there. Where with other tall picks, the pieces aren't. The combination available in his skillset is rare IMO. Whether he puts those pieces together to become an everyday NHLer is another question. But then I was more talking about the combination of traits than projection.

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Burns was also drafted as a forward. It's not a transition.

He also made Canada's World junior team as a forward.

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Not every 6'5" players combines athleticism and skating like Grenier/Burns do. Even shorter players aren't nearly as coordinated. I think that's why the scouting staff was so high on him.

Grenier has work to do, but the pieces are there. Where with other tall picks, the pieces aren't. The combination available in his skillset is rare IMO. Whether he puts those pieces together to become an everyday NHLer is another question. But then I was more talking about the combination of traits than projection.
Is Grenier particularly athletic for a 6'5 forward? That's the sense I'm getting from your post. Though his size and skating are good traits to build on for sure.

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Burns was also drafted as a forward. It's not a transition.

He also made Canada's World junior team as a forward.
yeah he's a 1st round pick with tons of skills and good skating. Grenier is not as much.

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