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01-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Just shoot it Toby!!
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Originally Posted by vBurmi View Post
Wellwood isn't a fair comparison. He's third on the team in scoring

Burmistrov has been very disappointing after a good start to the season. He still has tremendous potential but it's almost painful to watch his offensive play at times. He doesn't seem to be making good passes when he has the puck and he doesn't seem to get open when he doesn't. It looks like a lack of confidence at this point. He's got a ton of skill and the effort is always clearly there so I still believe he'll turn it around. Having some offensively capable linemates to work with and not being bounced around to a different line every night would be helpful.

With Kane out, hopefully Ladd moves up and Burmi can play beside Antropov.

I agree, his skating and puck handling is great, but sometimes it seems he just doesn't have the offensive awareness/vision to make that big play once he gets into the offensive zone. I can't remember the last time he made a great pass to an open man, or was that open man himself.

But given his skating and aggression he's very good at chasing the puck and back-checking. It just seems that once he actually gets the puck it's like

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