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01-07-2013, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
How do the Finnish fans feel about a comparison of Barkov to Olli Jokinen? If he became Jokinen 2.0 would anyone be disappointed?
Like others have already stated, the biggest differences between O. Jokinen and Barkov are the defensive play and work ethic, both in Barkov's favor. I feel much more comfortable comparing Barkov to Mikko Koivu, the competitiveness and work ethic are of a similar caliber. Defensively I see Barkov ending up as valuable as Koivu, but offensively Barkov's potential is higher.

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