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12-30-2012, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
Thus far Barkov is doing what I almost expected of him, there are more questions to his draft ranking making him a higher risk than others.

I want to see how these players play against better opposition, one thing I notice about Gally and Grigornenko, they play well against the likes of teams like Germany but were not visible when they faced Russia or USA. Running up points totals against the likes of Germany almost doesn't count in my book. It's one thing to keep an eye on. Barkov needs to step it up against Switzerland but more importantly Sweden a truer challenge.
Grigorenko line was the most dangerous line for the Russians against the Americans. Yakupov was quite invisible.

Grigorenko is obviously a play maker, but his 29 goals in 30 Q games must be more about his linemates lack of finish for him to be taking those shots.

Grigorenko with the right snipers is going to be something to watch.


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