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09-29-2012, 04:26 AM
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Usually I don't want Ducks to draft Finnish players but this time it's different. If the manage to get a good pick (around 5th) I would like to see Alexander Barkov in a Ducks jersey. He broke into FEL at the age of 16 last year and he just turned 17, and he's been dominating the league. Currently he leads the league in goals and is second in points (6+5 in 7 games). Oh yeah, he's already as big as Peter Holland if not bigger already and he's still growing.

People tend to compare Barkov to M. Koivu with Datsyuk's stick handling or to Datsyuk himself. Barkov might not end up being the most explosive player who scores over 100 points, but a very smart and trustworthy center with the ability to score 80-90 points per season I would say. Would be fun to see Barkov centering Bobby Ryan and Emerson Etem one day.

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