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04-18-2013, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Koto View Post
i mean, if barkov is blowing mikko koivus numbers away (like destroying them as someone above suggested) shouldn't he be like generational talent.

This is a quote from Matheson's article on March 31st.

The Edmonton Oilers almost surely would take Finnish centre Aleksander Barkov with the first pick in the NHL entry draft, but they have to get in the top five to do so. He’s big at six-foot-three and 205 pounds, has skill and he’s just 17, but he’s played in the Finnish Elite League for two years and has 48 points in 53 games in Tampere. “Plays a 200-foot foot game, up and back. Plays like (Mikko) Koivu,” said former Oilers star winger Jari Kurri, general manager of the Finnish national team. “Yeah, I like him.”

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