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11-27-2010, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by pouskin74 View Post
son of Alexander Barkov?
Yes he indeed is the son of the Tappara legend. Based on what I've seen he's a very promising kid and has a real knack for goal scoring. On the other hand I don't see why people are going so crazy about Tanus. Yes he's a solid skater and has decent shot but I think he is lacking in the hockey IQ department. I see him becoming a new Antti Pihlstöm and Finland is producing too much of those brainless speed skaters already. I'm really concerned when I see the junior national team selections for Finland as most of the forwards are really small and their only weapon is skating (of course there are exceptions like Salminen and Teräväinen). Why not take the bigger guy that has the creativity and vision and try to work on their skating like they do in the big hockey countries.

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