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11-02-2011, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by WJG View Post
Kuznetsov and Tarasenko are always ranked higher than Burmistrov in terms of Russian players drafted in 2010, but I think the fact that Burmistrov played in the OHL then immediately jumped to the NHL will help his development.

When is the last time a non-generational Russian player (ie. Ovechkin and Malkin) transitioned from the KHL to the NHL and started lighting it up right away? Semin? Kulemin? I think Kuznetsov and Tarasenko have been hyped massively since they were drafted (largely due to the fact that they lead the Russian WJC squad over our all mighty Canadian squad), while Burmistrov has taken quiet strides in his development and acclimated to the NA style of game. This season he looks poised to break out and has been getting the second most TOI of any forward on the Jets.
20 points in a season isn't exactly lighting it up. THIS season so far, is another story. He's playing quite well.

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