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02-03-2012, 10:28 AM
Gump Hasek
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Originally Posted by Hank Chinaski View Post
Although I agree he does create alot of offense when given the right linemates, he also tends to negate that contribution with sloppy turnovers at the blueline and half-boards. There's been a good emphasis on puck possession with solid support, and I find Burmi really severs his support with his wild entries in the zone. .
^This.^ Precisely. Spot on.

Someone else added they thought he should be given "a chance to play that out of his game rather than relegate him"; the NHL is not a developmental league. He is not getting true top six ice time when playing 5 on 5 precisely because he is so soft on the puck as stated above. The Jets may be a tad offensively inept but they are also playing defensively sound and that is a requirement for entry into the upper lines for any young player. He will get top line time when he earns it by playing it out of his game whenever given the opportunity, even if that opportunity is limited to the lower lines for now.

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