Grewe, baby, Grewe

Albin Grewe, pronounced “ALL-bin GREW-vay,” will most likely end up being called “AL-bin GROOVY” by North American broadcasters, and that’s OK, because the nasty little Djurgardens IF forward makes a hell of an impression during competitive play. Grewe both looked like a player who can score goals, distribute pucks, and plain old instigate during Saturday’s scrimmage, as the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan notes in his Red and White Game notebook:

Those comparisons between Boston’s Brad Marchand and Wings prospect Albin Grewe might be true.

Grewe showed his agitating side during Saturday’s scrimmage, getting into a shoving match with 6-foot-7 draft pick Elmer Soderblom, and delivering some crunching hits.

“You don’t see too many Swede-on-Swede altercations,” Horcoff said. “He’s a guy who you’re going to notice even more in games where his competitiveness sticks out.”

At 6-foot and 187 pounds, Grewe already has the strength and strong core to someday compete for an NHL job.

“Some kids are just naturally thick,” Horcoff said. “There’s no shortage of compete in the NHL, especially with the elite players. It’s something that comes natural with him.

“We knew he was that type of player when we talked to the amateur staff. They were excited to get that type of player with talent onto our club.”

Kulfan continues

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