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12-22-2012, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by LSnow View Post
Half joking, another half is this feeling that somehow they are going to struggle at the start of their NHL careers and start focusing their time on being defensively responsible, system orientated players and top out as useful third liners similar to Bergenheim, Filppula, Korpikoski and never becoming a dynamic offensive players, while giving flashes of "what could have been".

I WANT the next Selänne !!
There's no reason to be that pessimist.

1) Armia will definitely be your next Selänne. The kid has found wheels and will clearly be 1st line sniper in the NHL.

2) Mikael Granlund can be decent NHLer if stays healthy. Nothing spectacular but pretty good 2nc line center is his upside.

3) Barkov cannot fail given his mature game, size and smarts plus competitiveness. Add one gear and he is more than NHL ready. 1st or 2nd line center.

Only Markus Granlund seems an unlikely case. He just does not look good enough - and doesn't have size or wheels to play bottom 6 either-.

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