Igor Grigorenko

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Habsfan18, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Habsfan18

    Habsfan18 Registered User

    Joined:
    May 13, 2003
    Messages:
    26,449
    Likes Received:
    1,384
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Ontario
    Home Page:
    What type of future does this guy have in the NHL?

    I remember he had 1 or 2 fantastic World Junior Championships, then he almost got killed in a car accident which put his developement on hold for awhile.

    How has he been this year? Will he be in NA next season?

    Could he be a top 2 line guy in Detroit? Thanks.
     
  2. David A. Rainer

    David A. Rainer Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2002
    Messages:
    7,287
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Pro. Gameshow Contestant
    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Home Page:
  3. Howard35

    Howard35 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    21,927
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Michigan
    Home Page:
    hell be a top 2 liner for detroit in the future. With the older guys going down, lang, yzerman, maybe some others going out, hes definitely what datsyuk needs on his wing, we shall see what happens
     
  4. nik jr

    nik jr Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    10,798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i read many months ago that DRW wanted to bring him over before this season, but couldn't--probably for transfer agreement reasons.

    in february, assistant GM jim nill went scouting in europe, watched grigorenko play and said his skating was almost back to 100%. so by next season, should be fully recovered.

    he likely wouldn't play in AHL, since there's more $ in RSL. datsyuk and zetterberg also came straight to NHL. i assume he'd make NHL, since det has lack of scoring wingers and too many centers. he'd probably play w/ datsyuk, since they played well together in WC's.

    he's not tall 5'10-5'11, but he's big: about 215!
     
  5. MS

    MS 1%er

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Messages:
    25,227
    Likes Received:
    4,729
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Seeing every post in this thread just assume that Grigorenko will end up in Detroit makes it worth mentioning again that Grigorenko is an UFA in June .

    He'll probably be in the NHL next year, but who it's for is still wide open.
     
  6. hockeytown5

    hockeytown5 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2005
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Toronto
    No he's not. The Wings have until summer of '07 to sign him.
     
  7. MS

    MS 1%er

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Messages:
    25,227
    Likes Received:
    4,729
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Show me proof.

    Everything that's been reported in the last year has stated that all unsigned 2002 and earlier Euro picks are UFAs this summer. 2003 picks are UFAs in 2007, 2004 picks in 2008.
     
  8. hockeytown5

    hockeytown5 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2005
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Toronto
    http://www.redwingscentral.com/features/rwcplus.html

    Scroll down to "Upcoming Prospect Signing Deadlines"

    Trust me, if he becomes an UFA this summer, Wings fans would be rioting in the streets.

    Edit: It seems like all the Russian players get until 2007 to sign a deal...probably due to the transfer issue.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2006
  9. MS

    MS 1%er

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Messages:
    25,227
    Likes Received:
    4,729
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Weird.

    I stand corrected. Have no idea how or why Russian players would have a 5 year window when everyone else has 4 (except for the 2004-drafted Russians who apparantly still have a 4-year window), but obviously that's the case. Bizaare.
     
  10. nik jr

    nik jr Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    10,798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i was sure grigorenko had to be signed before this july. DRW would definitely sign him.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"