C Aleksander Barkov - Tampere Tappara, FEL (2013 Draft) - Part II
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12-07-2012, 08:19 AM
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Not everybody sadly, my yes most people.
I'd say if he considers himself Finnish then I would do the same.
Barkov has said by himself, he feels nothing else but being a Finn. Born in Finland, all friends are Finnish.
But his hockey vision is heavily Russian-influenced with some Finnish adjustments, and that comes from his home coach, Russian dad, who was a "product" of the Sovjet system. Barkov senior was very near what Igor Larionov was as a hockeyplayer.
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