Thread: Prospect Info: Aleksander Barkov (signed 7/15/13)
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07-01-2013, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by thomast View Post
The biggest adjustment for Barkov will be probably the 82 game schedule for the first year.

Other thing i love about Barkov that he elevated his game for the playoffs this year. He scored 5 points in 5 games before his injury. He was leading the series at scoring and was series MVP imo. He didn't just elevate his offensive game. He was very focused all the time. Even at the single faceoffs. He was really focused on just winning single faceoffs. He was like dog wanting that bone from faceoffs giving huge effort. But when you think that he does it in every situation. His focus on blocking passing and shooting lanes at the PK and the all other small things make him as special player. He just gives 100% for the team and in playoffs it was on display. His drive to win is top notch.
Last season, as a 17yr old, barkov played 53 regular season games, 6 WJC-games, 10 european trophy games and 5 playoff games, before getting hurt. Thats 74 games in a shortened season.
He played ES, 1 PP and 1 PK and averaged 19-20 mins/g. I dont think he has any problem with a full season in NHL as he probably will play a lesser role and avg 13-15 mins max.

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