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06-30-2013, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Jray42 View Post
Not trying to hate... but why does it seem that Swedish players for the most part can speak fluent english, but Finnish players in the draft cannot? Is swedish closer to english than finnish? What is it haha, because Barkov's english is lacking.
Most Finns speak and understand English to a high level, but have a heavier accent than Swedes.

Yeh, Swedish is very similar to English in structure, almost like synonyms for english words... Finnish is an alien language, it was only first written down and had rules applied to it in the last 200 years... by Swedes!

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