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01-03-2013, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Gump Hasek View Post
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 good team.

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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