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05-02-2013, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Vagrant View Post
Would Barkov have produced these points in the Men's league even in the early 2000's? I personally don't think he would have. Around the time Tuomo Ruutu was drawing some interest as "the best player outside North America", he was scoring at a very low rate.
The thing is no other Finnish prospect has been as matured (at playing) as Barkov in such a young age. It's hard to compare. Tuomo in his youth wasn't as good as Barkov is. Mikko Koivu for example too, not even close. I see Barkov playing in NHL next season.

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