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12-31-2012, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Beleafer4 View Post
Hows his IQ? Havent focused on him much. I do like his shot and physicality tho.

Anyway, as for barkov, I would probably drop him to a pulock type level. Both are smooth skating big bodies with elite hockey iq. Only difference is barkov has elite hands while pulock has an elite shot. Both arent overly physical and have high character+ work ethic. Both cerebral players. Barkov is younger though and a Center so I would take him before Pulock.

and LR: agreed but I also think we need more grit on the blueline as well
Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
Honestly, I didn't get a chance to focus on him much this tourney with the Finns out of it before the 1/4's. Only seen highlights of his game, obviously the measuring stick is Pulock and I am quite bullish on Ryan already.
I was actually fishing for opinions as I didn't get to see as much as I'd hoped...but what little I saw, he reminds me of OEL, a big, mobile 2-way defender who plays with a lot of poise for his age, so I'm thinking the hockey IQ is up there but not an expert opinion here.

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