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12-03-2012, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by sipowicz View Post
In regards to Burmi, all this talk, comparisons to player x and y, manipulation of facts and figures, wishes upon a star etc. don't amount to a hill of beans until he can figure out how to score and become a play-maker at even the AHL level.

The worst part of this lockout is realizing how thinly stocked our talent pool is in St. Johns, boggles my mind that after years of favourable draft position aside from Redmond, Postma and maybe Couture and Klingberg the cupboard is pretty bare. Thought Maxwell and Machacek played well for the Jets late in the season but watching them this year you wonder if there NHL ready, both are turning 25 this season about the time in a career where it's make or break.
Gonna assume you meant Cormier not Couture.

It's not like the Thrashers' last three drafts were bad.

Zach Bogosian in the 1st and he is a core player. 264 NHL GP
Zach Redmond in the 7th who look like an NHLer.
Daultan Leveille didn't pan out, but the Jets netted a compensatory pick.
Vinny Saponari is still in the system.

Evander Kane in the 1st and he is a core player. 213 NHL GP
Carl Klingberg in the 2nd who still has some NHL upside. 7 NHL GP
Eddie Pasquale in the 4th. He looks good.
Cody Sol and JST came later.

Alexander Burmistrov was drafted 8th and has progressed on par with or better than most of his draft class. 150 NHL GP
Julian Melchiori looks like he has a shot.
Ivan Telegin looks like he has top 6 upside.

The main reason our prospect pool looks poor is that youngsters like Bogo, Burmi and Kane skipped the prospect stage and went straight to being NHLers.

If you look at "deep" prospect pools like that of the Florida Panthers...

2nd round pick Jacob Markstrom is a very good young goalie. 8 NHL GP
2nd round pick Colby Robak solid defender at the AHL level. 3 NHL GP

1st round pick Dmitri Kulikov is a full time roster player. 198 NHL GP.
2nd round pick Drew Shore very solid prospect in the AHL. 0 NHL GP

1st round pick Erik Gudbranson is a contributing NHLer. 72 NHL GP
1st round pick Nick Bjugstad is a high end prospect. 0 NHL GP
1st round pick Quinton Howden is a solid prospect. 0 NHL GP
2nd round pick John McFarland is a solid prospect. 0NHL GP
2nd round pick Alex Petrovic is a solid prospect. 0 NHL GP

Only 16 players from the 2010 draft have played a single NHL game.

Only 2 players from the 2010 draft have played in more games than Burmi.

There are maybe 7 players from that draft that have I would trade Burmi for right now.

Blah blah blah Burmi sucks.

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