Originally Posted by havanablast21
With all the hype casting flood lights on Yakupov and Huberdeau...just watch what Granlund can do flying under the radar for the first few weeks in Minnesota. I wouldn't be surprised to see him exceed Hub's first year totals and stat at par with Yak...both probably starting on their squad's 2nd lines. Ofcoruse, I think Yak's numbers have the better projection if he surpasses Eberle early and is in formation with Hall and RNH every night.
That said...perhaps Granlund jumps too the first line. Also not to shabby with equally as stealth, Mikko Koivu and the uber flashy Parrise.
I'll be he surprises most.
Granlund is 2 years older than Yakupov and a year older than Huberdeau and has been playing against men... so I'd certainly hope he has some kind of an edge. But I doubt he plays top line, though injuries could certainly make that a posibility.