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11-26-2012, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by KingBogo View Post
I've been trying to avoid the discussion on Burmi, but I really expected to see more in St. Johns. IMO It's looking pretty doubtful that one day he will morph into Datsyuk. The kid is a great penalty killer, but I don't think that is the best outcome from a top 10 pick.
But Pavel never even got in the NHL until he was 22 or 23 and even then he only had 35 points in his first year so he wasn't really an overnight success until he was 24 years old. I doubt Burmi will ever be Pavel Datsyuk but we need to let this play out for another 2 or 3 seasons IMHO.

Interesting side note: of the 22 players drafted after Burmi in the first round in 2010 only 1 of them has played more than 10 games in the NHL to date. I would like for Alex to have gotten off to a more productive start this season points wise as well but I think it's way too early in his career to know how good he will be yet.

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