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08-19-2011, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
Burmistrov, Anisimov, Tikhonov and Filatov are not likely to be anything other than up/down (NHL/AHL) players in the NHL. They will be quickly replaced by the next NA player of equal skill who comes along.
Anisimov had 44 points in 82 NHL season games last year, he's improving every year... next year he should crack 60 pts mark... I think he's safe and he won't be replaced by some AHLer that comes along )
Burmistrov managed to get into his NHL team already in the first year after the juniors... 74 games 20 points, he'll be fine

They are no Ovechkins but nobody thought they would be... But they will, in time, be above average in NHL.

Tikhonov went to NA already at the age of 20. Maybe he should've waited another year but his first NHL year certainly wasn't bad... what happened next... maybe there's his blame too. Filatov is, of course, a big disappointment but maybe his game translates more to KHL than to NHL style... his short spell with CSKA was very productive for him, maybe he shouldn't even be overseas, taking into account that he's not really a very big guy too...

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