Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 07/19/07 at 01:27 PM ET
That appears to be what an optimistic organ-I-zation would like to see this fall. Jim Nill spoke with nhl.com’s John McGourty about Grigorenko and a few other prospects.
“We think he’ll be a really good second-line guy that might suit Datsyuk. He has the potential to be a star, but it’s one day at a time to start. For instance, if we want him to go to the minors to catch up with the speed, how does he accept that? It won’t do him any good to struggle up here and not play much. A lot of Europeans don’t respect the AHL, but four weeks in the minors might be the best way to get up to NHL speed.”
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