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01-28-2013, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabranth View Post
You can't really judge a player by how good hes doing in the FEL. The level of play in FEL has dropped heavily since '90 and just keeps dropping. Barkov seems to be an average skater, but at least hes not a little man like Grandlund, I think he has a decent chance to be a 20-30 point 2nd line center.
Sure it has dropped. Doesn't mean he's not a sick prospect. Players that play as well as Barkov keep getting contracts to KHL even though they play "just" in the SM-liiga. It's still impressive to score at a PPG pace in that league, and to be 17 while doing so is VERY impressive.

Please tell me what kind of a 2nd line center scores 20-30 points? And what makes you believe that's his potential?

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