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11-24-2012, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by QuebecPride View Post
I purely was talking about skating, not physicality. I find that Drouin has better footspeed and skating than Barkov. Now, that's something you can work on.
I'm not convinced they are worlds apart when it comes to skating though. Barkov's biggest knock his his explosiveness, but I still have questions over how much of it is just because he doesn't have to be - he has wheels and like a lot of those bigger guys, is faster than he looks. He is a deceptive skater. There's room for improvement, but that's the thing with Barkov, he looks like such a pro already it's hard to imagine him improving that much until you realize how young he is.

Drouin has better footspeed, but as much as I value speed, Drouin just still has more flaws when comparing prospects as complete as Barkov and to an extent Lindholm.

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