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12-01-2012, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sipowicz View Post
Thing is though, management has Burmi playing in St.Johns to figure out his game, they said that, he's not there to sharpen his skating or defensive skills, sure not every NHL forward is a goal scorer those that aren't usually play on the fourth line, trouble is that's not where the Jets have him slotted, pretty sure they were hoping for a top six forward who can both be a play maker and score. Besides not being able to score at the AHL level he's not exactly setting up a lot of goals either.
Third line...***
most 3rd liners are your defensive players, most 4th liners are your pylons, rookies, truculence or AHL tweeners

See I think this is where the difference of opinion is at.

I find Burmi already a decent third liner on most teams at young age of 21, so he has possibility of being a decent 2nd liner with possibility of being an elite 3rd liner. Somebody has to take the tough minutes and most teams give this to a third liner. Whether that's Sutter, Staal, Gausted, Helm, Stoll, Halpern, etc...

Some of those guys scored at lower rates than Burmistrov...

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