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05-29-2013, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by maplepred View Post
Notice how it's the Canadian players that get super hype?? Mack, jones and drouin will for sure no matter what be top three in this elite high end draft! No European could ever beat these three Canadian hockey players out!

And in Europe they are saying same thing that barkov, nichushkin should be on top three.

It's all on the scouts, which is why we have North American scouts and European scouts.

Barkov, Mack, drouin, nichushkin and jones are top five hands down, bottom line, all oozing elite lite potential, so your right, it's is a crap shoot, 1-5 is a crap shoot because odds are they could all be elite or one or two miss. You never know until down the road.

Lindholm is definitely not a chance in top five. Sorry bro.

Someone said barkov was only sure to play against NHL players this season,
Didnt nichushkin as well being in khl??
Nichushkin cracked on the team when the lockout was over. Ristolainen and Lehkonen played against NHLers in FEL and Wennberg played against NHLers in Allsvenskan. Barkov outplayed Mikko Koivu when they was matched against. That team also had Kevin shattenkirk, Alec Martinez and Lauri Korpikoski. Barkov was best player on ice that night. It's mostly a experience when 17 year old can play against tough competition like that but when he actually see him outplaying all of them is something special. It's a small sample i know but still there is not many 17 year old who have outplayed #1 NHL C and against 1 lineful of NHLers. He scored 2 goals in that game and was all over the ice. Saw other game where he had to play against Jussi Jokinen, Kyle Turris and Jason Demers. Once again he just dominated. Had 3 assists in that game and their team won 3-1. So Barkov has proved that he can be a huge factor against tough competition. He basically destroyed all the offensive records in FEL for draft eligible player being very late born playing majority of the season against NHL-lockout players being arguably best two-way player in the league. His season was just outstanding and people from NA can't even realize that. He isn't getting hyped like the CHL kids because he plays in europe but definetly should be up there. Nichushkin played very well against tough competition at KHL playoffs.

Barkov primadonna? Not a chance. Selfish? He is very unselfish

His linemate talks about Barkov in this podcast:

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