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01-02-2013, 10:00 AM
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WJC Players to NHL Comparables

I always enjoy watching these tournaments and predicting what kind of player a player might turn out like...

Here are just a few

Grigorenko – His style (stick-handling/skating) reminds soo much of Jagr
Yakupov – Maxim Afinogenov
Trouba – Doughty
Galchenyuk – Malkin
D. Hamilton – S. Weber
Jenner - M. Richards

After watching the Russia vs. Swiss game I could not get over how much Grigorenko resembled Jagr, hence this post. Not saying he will put up points or have as good a career like Jagr did, but hell he looks like him at a young age.

Please add on...Always makes for a good read


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01-02-2013, 10:47 AM
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Grogorenko reminds me a bit of Spezza

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NOT upsides, but playing styles

Mikhail Grigorenko - Joe Thornton
Jonathon Drouin - Jordan Eberle
Nail Yakupov - Maxim Afinogenov
Morgan Reilly - Kris Letang
Alex Galchenyuk - Brad Richards
Sven Adrighetto - Kris Versteeg
Boone Jenner - Ryan Kesler

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Girgorenko= Russian Joe Thornton
Drouin= Giroux
RNH=RNH

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Jonathan Drouin - Claude Giroux/Pavel Datsyuk
Anton Slepyshev - Radim Vrbata
Olli Määttä - Ryan Suter
Rickard Rakell - Brad Marchand/Tuomo Ruutu
Tomas Hertl - Pavol Demitra
Leon Draisaitl - Ryan Kesler
Edgars Kulda - Vladimir Sobotka
Peter Ceresnak - Douglas Murray
Tanner Richard - Brad Richards
Mike Reilly - John-Michael Liles
Tyler Wotherspoon - Dan Girardi

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01-02-2013, 11:47 AM
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Girgorenko= Russian Joe Thornton
Drouin= Giroux
RNH=RNH
Think of that every time I see him find the open man and lay a perfect pass on the tape.

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I always enjoy watching these tournaments and predicting what kind of player a player might turn out like...

Here are just a few

Grigorenko – He style (stick-handling/skating) reminds soo much of Jagr
Yakupov – Maxim Afinogenov
Trouba – Doughty
Galchenyuk – Malkin
D. Hamilton – S. Weber
Jenner - M. Richards

After watching the Russia vs. Swiss game I could not get over how much Grigorenko resembled Jagr, hence this post. Not saying he will put up points or have as good a career like Jagr did, but hell he looks like him at a young age.

Please add on...Always makes for a good read
I would almost have said the opposite regarding Trouba and Hamilton. Trouba really reminds me of Shae Weber.

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When I look at Drouin I think of a more heavily playmaking Pat Kane.

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Huberdeau looks like Alex Tanguay

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IMO, Trouba's looked more like Shea Weber than Hamilton so far this tourney, though I haven't watched as much Canadian games as US.
Also not sure about Yakupov/Afinogenov comparison that a lot of people seem to be making lately. Max always looked like his feet were ahead of his hands. Yak has great skating and great hands -- it's his thinking/decision-making pace that looks like it isn't keeping up right now.

Joel Armia - Thomas Vanek (from the goal-scoring to the dumb, lazy offensive zone penalties)
Seth Jones - Alex Pietrangelo (needs to be more consistent defensively, but clearly all of the tools to be an elite two-way defenseman are there)
Mikhail Grigorenko - Big Joe Thornton (offensively...Grigs has a ways to go before having a comparable all-around game, but the size coupled with the vision/passing skill makes them similar to me)

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01-02-2013, 12:11 PM
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Huberdeau looks like Alex Tanguay
I actually dont mind this one

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NOT upsides, but playing styles

Mikhail Grigorenko - Joe Thornton
Jonathon Drouin - Jordan Eberle
Nail Yakupov - Maxim Afinogenov
Morgan Reilly - Marc-Andre Bergeron
Alex Galchenyuk - Marian Hossa
Sven Adrighetto - Kris Versteeg
Boone Jenner - Ryan Kesler
Fixed.

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Think of that every time I see him find the open man and lay a perfect pass on the tape.
oh i meant the fact that he disappears in the big games

but yeah his vision, size and board work make him look very joe thornton like

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Boone Jenner - Mike Richards
Ryan Murphy - Ian White
Jonathan Drouin - Claude Giroux
Mark Sheifele - Jason Spezza
Griffin Reinhart - Tyler Myers
Dougie Hamilton - Duncan Keith
Morgan Rielly - Kris Letang
Anthony Camara - Cal Clutterbuck

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How short sighted of HFBoards to start making player comparable after watching Jr. gimmick sample sizes of about 5 games.

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How short sighted of HFBoards to start making player comparable after watching Jr. gimmick sample sizes of about 5 games.
Most of the people who have posted have seen these players more than just in this tournament.

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01-02-2013, 12:58 PM
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Jonathan Huberdeau = Barney Stinson

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How short sighted of HFBoards to start making player comparable after watching Jr. gimmick sample sizes of about 5 games.
I have seen Morgan Reilly play live 7-8 times, and on tv a few other times. I have watched Galchenyuk on tv, same goes for Jenner, Grigorenko, and Yakupov. Why would the WJ be the only time people have seen some of these players??

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Drouin - Kane
RNH - Datsyuk
Murphy - MA Bergeron
Trouba - Seabrook
Hamilton - Burns
Harrington - Z Michalek
Jenner - Kesler
Strome - Zetterberg
Jones - Pietrangelo

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How short sighted of HFBoards to start making player comparable after watching Jr. gimmick sample sizes of about 5 games.
So you basically just admitted that you dont watch prospects and really no nothing about these players

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Jonathan Drouin - Patrick Kane
Alex Galchenyuk - Eric Staal
Mikhail Grigorenko - Joe Thornton
Jacob Trouba - Brent Seabrook
Griffin Reinhert - Tyler Myers
John Gaudreau - Martin St. Louis

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RNH=RNH
Best comparison I've seen so far. They play IDENTICAL

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Boone Jenner=Troy Brouwer
JC Lipon=Darren Helm
Mark Scheifele=Ryan Getzlaf
Valery Nichushkin=Erik Cole
Ryan Hartman=Nathan Horton
Patrick Sieloff=Anton Volchenkov
Elias Lindholm=Loui Eriksson
Arturri Lehkonen=Alex Semin
Leon Draisaitl=Ales Hemsky

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How short sighted of HFBoards to start making player comparable after watching Jr. gimmick sample sizes of about 5 games.
Boone Jenner - Mike Richards basically season ticket holder
Ryan Murphy - Ian White when they come into town and some roadtrips - maybe 3 times a year
Jonathan Drouin - Claude Giroux Once live and have been following a little bit with the hype
Mark Sheifele - Jason Spezza Similar to Murphy in terms of viewage
Griffin Reinhart - Tyler Myers Admit that i haven't seen much
Dougie Hamilton - Duncan Keith When dogs are in town
Morgan Rielly - Kris Letang Have kept an eye on because he is a leafs prospect
Anthony Camara - Cal Clutterbuck Same as Sheifele

more than just the tournament.

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