Jets - Free Agents, Trades, Rumors, Speculation - Off Season 2012-13 (Part X)
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01-03-2013, 12:56 PM
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That is cool. We can agree to disagree. My view of Burmistrov is that he has million dollar skills but thinks the game at a sub-par level. He was in the coaches' doghouse for a reason last year. He shows flashes of physical play occasionally but more often simply softly gives the puck away and loses battles constantly... on a team that preaches winning them. He manages the puck quite poorly.
I'm with you here, Gump. I'm not of the belief he's going to be a top-line player on a good team for that reason.
A real close comparable to me (since I'm a converted Sens fan) is Antoine Vermette. Great skater, good hands, but knocked off the puck like a feather. Vermy had a couple of good seasons in Ottawa and one for Columbus, but just wasn't able to put it all together enough to get to crack the Top-6 of a
If anything, Vermette will probably be a better rounded NHLer because he was great in the dot and could kill penalties.
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