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Old 06-12-2012, 08:36 PM
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I don't recall him having injury problems yet, though. He's just a small guy. You have to fear he'll shorten his career by throwing his body around a little too much.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:39 PM
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I don't recall him having injury problems yet, though. He's just a small guy. You have to fear he'll shorten his career by throwing his body around a little too much.
That is limiting one of his strengths, which should ultimately reduce his draft stock right?
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:06 AM
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I don't recall him having injury problems yet, though. He's just a small guy. You have to fear he'll shorten his career by throwing his body around a little too much.
He's pretty built for a younger guy, combine results have him at 5'11.5 and 184lbs. Surely that helps reduce some of the worries as that sounds more Gudas style build?
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:23 PM
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Yes and no. The fact is people only have so many big hits in their bodies, and no matter how well built you are, eventually you're going to hit that number. The obvious example, to me, is Jeremy Roenick, who was just a shadow of himself in his last 5 years in the league. Conversely, Nik Lidstrom never really hit people or got hit and he played a really good and consistent game for 19 years before finally starting to break down in year 20.

Put it another way, how many star running backs in the NFL, many of whom are a lot bigger in the 220-235 lbs range, disappear from the league once they hit around 30 years old because they just can't do it anymore, physically. Guys can only take so much punishment.

I'm just speculating, and that may not be the reason people are projecting Dumba to drop, but that would be my biggest concern if we took him. I would immediately sit him down and get him to dial it down. He's just too damned good offensively to see him shorten his career by 1/3 by putting his body through too much punishment. He looks so much like Dan Boyle with the puck, to me, it's scary.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:34 AM
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So I saw this mock today that had Grigorenko being drafted by us at #10.

Dumba, Reilly, Reinhart and Murray all off the board. So. If you're drafting at 10 and Grig falls that far, do you take him or do you take Trouba or Maatta or Ceci?
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:42 AM
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So I saw this mock today that had Grigorenko being drafted by us at #10.

Dumba, Reilly, Reinhart and Murray all off the board. So. If you're drafting at 10 and Grig falls that far, do you take him or do you take Trouba or Maatta or Ceci?
You take him. He's big and he can play. He also had great chemistry with Kucherov at the Subway Series and the WJC which should help convince him to not stay in Russia forever.
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You take Best Player Available, regardless of position.
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you take best player available, regardless of position.
Amen!
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:23 PM
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Yep, definitely take him.

FYI, Rawcharge had their pick today in the SBNation Mock Draft. You're gonna have to click the link to find out who they took.

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:11 PM
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That's the pick a risk averse staff takes.

I have a feeling, in that position, considering Yzerman took Connolly, he'd bite on Rielly if the board set up that way.
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