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11-17-2012, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by SOLR View Post
I think Lindholm is more ready than Barkov and Monahan personnally, quite a bit more. He's high IQ and and his game scales very well as skills around him improves. Think Landeskog adaptation capacities, in a more Foppa/Backstrom-like(somewhere in between) skill package. (Disclaimer he's 2nd on my draft list)

Mckinnon

(Then could go either way between)
Lindholm
Jones

(Then could go either way between)
Barkov
Monahan
Ristolainen

Of course this is pre-WJC, my mind is far from set.
I think Barkov could go #2. He has always played up in his age category and was in the FEL at 16. No player gets to play in the FEL at 16 unless they are something special. He is also not even playing on a level playing field compared to other prospects who are in junior because he is playing against men. He is also 6"2 200 Pounds. That is an NHL frame right there.

Anybody else see that he has 23 points in 22 games in the FEL ?

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