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05-22-2013, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by maplepred View Post
Barkov has 'elite' offensive skills. This kid has just absolutely killed it in Finland as a 17 year old. His stats hold him in very high rankings with past players from that league who have mostly all gone on to be high impact NHLers. This kid will be way better than mike fisher IMO.

The shoulder is also nothing to worry about, the kid will be all healed up. I really think we need to draft barkov if he is available. Unless somehow Mack falls.
The player below was also great at the wjc tourney, here's one of his scouting reports

He's a big fast winger, his main weapon is
his shot. It is fast, accurate, decpetive and quick. He's got loads of
potential but as his stats tell you, he has yet to reach it.
Another plus he has going for him is his defensive play.
Jani Rita never made in the NHL though.

I don't think Barkov will be the next Rita, just saying it can happen, it does happen and it will happen again.

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