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11-26-2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ps241 View Post
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.
Fair comment, his lack of point production even at the AHL level affirms what many have said during his past two NHL seasons, the kid was rushed into the NHL and probably should have played another year of junior followed by seasoning in the AHL.

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