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03-28-2012, 11:55 PM
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Burmistrov showed he wasn't an NHL center early this season, IF he can play right now it has to be on the wing imo. I said that at the start of the year and it hasn't changed. That is why I suggested , to much criticism , that he could benefit from some time in the minors. Which to me is pretty evident.
In a perfect world, I would slot Burmi as the 3rd line shutdown center and allow him to focus only on his defense. Once he finds consistency, I think the offense will come naturally.
The problem right now is that despite his age, inexperience and inconsistency, he's our second best center behind Little. Antropov isn't the player he once was and Slater/Stapleton don't have an offensive touch.
However, unless we make a trade or sign a veteran like Jokinen or Langkow, I don't see the situation changing next year.
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