Mikael Granlund had his best game last night in Vancouver. Despite his Pee-Wee frame, he played big in the corners and did not turn over the puck at inopportune times. Up until last night he was the singlemost disappointing part of this team, and believe me, there are plenty of disappointing parts, but last night he showed glimpses of what his future could hold.
I have reversed my earlier-held belief that he should be sent to Houston for the remainder of the season. Granlund would best be served by playing every day with the NHL team, to get acquainted with the speed and more importantly, the size of NHL players. He will succeed if he does not shy away from contact, but rather initiates it.