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10-24-2012, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by jonlin View Post
No. I have been watching most of Tapparas games this season and I`d say he is as good as we think he is! The thing is - he is playing on a ****** team with an agitator and a featherweight as linemates. The opposing teams just put their best "coats" on Barkov and they have the line taken out.
Best example was against TPS this weekend. I was on place in HK-areena watching the game. Barkov was taken out by 2 TPS players mostly and his linemates didnt do ****. I`m pretty sure he would get going again if he got players who actually can play hockey as linemates...
This might be part of the problem, but then again his line had very good start to the season, so, things are cooling down now. JVR could nevertheless be a part of the solution.

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