There has been a lot of talk about the Buffalo Sabres future top-line centre as of late. From him playing on the 4th line to rumours about him being traded or labelled a bust, there has been no shortage of controversy surrounding Mikhail Grigorenko. So today we’re giving you the fans a chance to sound off on Mikhail Grigorenko. Where do you think he should be playing in the Sabres line-up? Or do you think he could use a little more time in the QMJHL?
It’s pretty easy to see that Mikhail Grigorenko is having a difficult time adapting to the Buffalo Sabres and the NHL right now and the
biggest question is why. I wrote a couple weeks ago asking whether it was Grigorenko’s fault or the Buffalo Sabres fault and right now I’m on the fence. Grigorenko could certainly be trying harder, but Ron Rolston and the Sabres haven’t exactly put him in a position to succeed. Buryng the kid on the 4th line certainly doesn’t help his confidence and doesn’t give him much opportunity to improve alongside John Scott.
Right now Mikhail Grigorenko remains a mystery to everyone watching the Buffalo Sabres. Could Ville Leino help get the kid going when he returns from injury? They’ve had success together in the past and at this point it certainly couldn’t hurt to try right?
With the Sabres in their rebuilding state and currently boasting only 1 win on the season nothing can make things much worse, so where should the Sabres try Grigorenko?
Do they give him some time centring the 1st line alongside Thomas Vanek? Do they move him to the second line and pair him with the speedy Tyler Ennis and tough Marcus Foligno? Or do they move him to wing on the first or third lines to try and generate some life from Grigorenko?
Place your vote in today’s poll on where you would have Mikhail Grigorenko slated in the Buffalo Sabres line-up. Or do the Sabres do the drastic and send Mikhail Grigorenko back to the QMJHL? I mean it has to be better for him than having him play alongside John Scott, right?
Place your vote and then sound off in the comments on where Mikhail Grigorenko should be playing to best advance his development!