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12-28-2012, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Loffer View Post
Two games played and Barkov's stats o+o. What do you think - could Barkov drop out of top10 if his WJC performance goes on like this?

Valeri Nichushkin should be a riser, at least. Drouin, too.
Absolutely not, stats are not all that important when evaluating a prospect.

Barkov is a 6'-3" center who has a heavy shot, great 2 way game, above average skating, a good physical presence, and is an extremly smart player. From what I have seen he is a top 5 pick without much hesitation. I have him as a top 3 pick right now behind only Jones and MacKinnon.

The only player I think can knock Barkov out of the top 3 is Lindholm who is think will be an absolute star in the NHL, I see alot of Claude Giroux in his game.

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