Originally Posted by sparrowtrini
Ummmm....might Grigorenko being a KHL risk have anything to do with it?
He's only a KHL risk because of where he was born. He's showed no indication of planning to play in Russia. I honestly don't feel like the KHL risk had anything to do with Grigo's fall....it was his perceived lack of "heart" or whatever BS buzzword hockey people like to use. He gutted out a playoff run with mono.....when I had mono I couldn't even get out of bed let alone play hockey.
At this time last season, Grigorenko had 44 points, compared to 43 this year. Same number of games. He's only getting so much press this year because he's been drafted now and more people know who he is.
His big test will be the last 40 games of the season. That's where he began to fall off last year.....ankle injury, mono, conditioning problems.....whatever it was, he had roughly 40 points in his last 40 games after such a great start. If the conditioning has been taken care of, he will destroy the Quebec league this year. If he's still having trouble with the longer season, he'll tail off again.
From here on out is where we'll really see if Grigorenko has improved since last season or not.
20 Team Dynasty (points per) - G (25, 50 for defense) A (25) PIM (3) +/- (5) PPG (15) SHG (25) OTG (15) GWG (25) HTr (50) GP (2) HIT (1) BLK (1) Use actual NHL salary
F: Malkin, Tavares, E. Kane, Parenteau, Havlat, Tarasenko, Galchenyuk, Brunner, Boyes, Kruger, Helm, M. Martin, Bergenheim, Carcillo, Stajan
D: Green, Ehrhoff, Ekman-Larsson, Coburn, Daley, Postma
G: Fleury, Mason, Montoya
Farm: Grigorenko, Grimaldi, Kucherov, D. Shore, Hartikainen, Stransky, Kerdiles, Joensuu, Pageau, Murphy, Ceci, Klefbom, Thrower, Donovan, Ekholm, Lehner, Dansk, Poulin, Nilsson, Andersen