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12-18-2012, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by kemisti View Post

Last two are as young as Barkov, Aaltonen shouldn't be playing close to 20 mins. TT plays on a balanced team, as does Granlund who neither should be there for 20 mins.

Mikael had way too much other BS going on around him after WCs. Barkov is getting nowhere near that amount of hype and the bad stuff that comes along with it.
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Originally Posted by Gaps View Post

Granlund's exhaustion wasn't just due to all the media hype. He also played a lot for HIFK, and even though he was two years older than Barkov is now, I'm sure it took its toll on him.
Granlund was also sick around the time of the WJC last year too

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