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08-11-2011, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by sinettiseura View Post
Haha first I was like "this dude has serious bias for barkov! No way some 15 year old is going to play in WJC" but then I realized that Määttä is just one year older than Barkov and he played in WJC last year and Granlund played also as a 16 years old. But to answer your question I think that there is just two offensive lines and Barkov isn't physically ready for grinders role so no chance.

I think also that his game isn't at the same level what Granlund's game was when he first played in WJC. Barkov's development has just started to take big steps. Also the roster Granlund broke in wasn't that good we have now.
There's alot of players who fails at Camp at USA. I think he has chance to the team. Määttä played 1 shift Granlund played because there was weak team in that year.

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