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11-01-2012, 01:41 PM
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Henkka
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Originally Posted by Haite View Post
Third goal for Barkov's line, Foster gets his first SM-liiga goal. Barkov still 0+0, though.
The points just avoided him. His line has scored three of the goals.

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What comes to those comparisons, Ville Nieminen just told in an pre-game interview, that Barkov reminds him of what Joe Thornton does. And I see it exactly same way.

Big-sized, good skating and defensive center with phenomenal playmaking ability and puck protection. Great hand-eye coordination to finish when it needs to finish, but mentally, he is a playmaker. Like his father was, defensive-minded typical Sovjet Union playmaker (like Larionov). Not explosive skater/shooter like Fedorov, but... Joe Thornton.

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Originally Posted by LuckyLager View Post
Is Hansen playing tonight? If so, anyone know what number? I imagine he'll be a bit rusty still...

Yes, he's playing. Rusty 1st period, but 1+2 after that.

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