seriously...HF compared Mikko Koivu to Patrick Stefan?

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  1. firstroundbust

    firstroundbust lacks explosiveness

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    what the hell...from their top finnish players article

    4. Mikko Koivu - C – MIN
    Age 22, Style comparison: Patrik Å tefan




    a bust?
     
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    I am not ready to call Stephan a bust but it is clear that he will not make the impact you expect from the number one pick. The skills of the two are similair.
     
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    Key word: Style.
     
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    I don't believe their comparing the players success and what they'll become, so much as their comparing their relative styles.
     
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    And i believe the comparison is based on Stefan's play in the Finnish league last season.
     
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    Jokinen was Compared to zetterberg and Filppula to Datsyuk...among mnay pothers players also comp[ared to NHL'ers, like they said key word is STYLE , however im guessing it also implies if everything works out for these prospects 100% then they would also have the same impact as whom theyre compared to...of course its usually maybe 10% of prospects achieve the "what ifs".
     
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    I doubt Koivu will become as reliable a two way player as Stefan.
     
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    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    WTH? So he gets injured early in the year. Lemaire and Riser have been gushing about this kid since he got to NA. He had a good rookie season in the AHL and had veteran-like play this preseason. He's far from a bust.
     
  9. sorry, my gut feeling is telling me hes gonna be a bust. Hes too slow, and has done very little to impress anyone.
     
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    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    Anyone being HF Posters? I guess we should ignore what everyone in Houston and Minnesota saw in the guy to, you know, go on the opinion of a couple people on HF...

    Too slow? The guy isn't slow. He just isn't fast.

    And done very little? THAT'S THE FREAKING POINT! He does the small things that no one notices but make him a coach's gift.
     
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    anyone or just you. Its sad that if a kid isnt mentioned 100 time or more here within a certain time the kid is labeled bust, not as good as hyped, overrated, ect..
     
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    Sounds exactly like Patrik Stefan.
     
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    Koivu is STILL developing, give him 2-3 more years, before calling him bust. :(
     
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