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01-25-2013, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mikko1995 View Post
I think leadership would be a better way to characterize him at this point, than veteran presence, since no matter how mature he is, a second-year-pro is not a veteran.
Take name off his back and you think that he have been playing long time at this level. He isn't an veteran like you said but he plays like experienced vet. How easily and quickly he handles every single situation, poise, his flawless positioning, his decision making, how consistent he is and how he is commited to the team concept. When you watch him you'll notice how he buys 100% of the words what coach have been selling to him.

Love his compete level, his will to win, how he plays for the team and most of all his obsession to be a better player. He has always stated even after very good games that it was ok game from him but could be better. Once reporter asked why after such an dominant showing? Barkov answered: "If you're fully satisfied with your game you will stop developing"

I can't see anything but very bright future for Barkov and to the team which will draft him.

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