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04-30-2013, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by caley View Post
But then you'd be playing one of RNH, Gagner or Barkov on the 3rd line. No young player drafted in the top 10 of the first round is going to be happy getting pegged as a 3rd line center so early in his career, it would affect his point totals and, thus, his earnings.
Sean Couturier agrees.

I don't see a problem with Barkov getting 3rd line minutes at the start of his career. It would arguably do much more for his development than dominating overseas.

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