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01-27-2013, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by edd1e View Post
Not true. He's avarage in skating, but you are right about not being explosive.
Yup, average and not explosive. It was more notable at the WJC (even Jääkiekkolehti noted it in the latest issue) where the play is more North-South and not as organized as Finland's top guys were used to in their club teams. It's no secret that Meidän Peli has had a slowing down effect on the tempo of SM-Liiga games and that has helped Barkov because it hides his skating fairly well.

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