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04-19-2013, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by thomast View Post
He was playing on ässät team at the beginning. It is the team where Joel Armia plays after that he moved to Tappara. He is quite soft and slow player but posesses excellent vision. He has been ok i think. Had 14points in 21gp and 6points in 11 playoff games. Nothing special, the difference of his good and bad game is enormous. Very inconsistent.

Another big point that Barkov actually played against some NHL-players most of this year because of the lockout and outplayed most of them. Basically broke up every offensive record for draft eligible player and majority of the season was against lockout players. Not to forget that Barkov is couple weeks of being 2014 draft eligible player.
the points about playing against a lot of NHL players for half the season and being very close to a 2014 draft pick (in age) are very important.... he has shown he can play against very good competition and still be a force... he is already big, but is exceptionally so for how young he is... he could easily be another 10 pounds heavier if he wasn't drafted until next year

it really is too bad that we're likely going to miss out on this player by about 2-3 spots... soooo close, oh well

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