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03-13-2013, 09:05 AM
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RedBar
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Originally Posted by KapG View Post
As an outsider who has owned burmi for the last 2+ years ( in a veeeeeeeeeery serious keeper league) and have followed him quite closely. You hit the nail on the head with that post IMO. So did everyone else who made the jokinen comparisons. I guess its just easier to bench the young guy.
Jokinen has had even worse linemates most of the year (aside from the PP and I disagree with him being on the point). I'm a big Burmistrov fan but until he learns to support the puck and use his teammates like Jokinen does he's the one who deserves to be scratched. He still kills far too many offensive zone entries by holding on to the puck too long and deking himself into the boards. Even when they maintain offensive zone possession with him on the ice his awareness is lacking - he often just dumps it back to the point when he has a lane to the net.

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