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04-02-2013, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Atas2000 View Post
He doesn't have the experience of Tereschenko but is basically a very similar player with maybe a better upside. I think he'll definitely will be at camp in august. If he makes the wC roster will depend on what centers are available. And you just can't consider Svitov here. Bill has a clear philosophy. He has 3 scoring lines and a shutdown line. The players he chooses for those are totally different. Svitov would be a 4th line faceoff specialist for Bill. But he would never even consider a player like Loktionov on the 4th line. So these two are basiaclly not competing for the same spot on the roster.
I agree with you on all of that. But from what I have seen, and the stats do back me up here, Burmistrov really needs to step up his offensive contribution despite his situation in Winnipeg to cut the first 3 lines for NT. I really doubt Bill would take him just because of the 'prospect' or upside. Russia needs the best to win WC, not like that other country that sends 19-20 year olds to develop at WC and fails

Let's face it, there's almost no chance of him making Olympics at this point and in turn same for WC. Not unless he explodes in every way.

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