Thread: Value of: Burmistrov
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04-05-2013, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by winterpeg View Post
Compare him to other players in his draft class, statistically, in terms of NHL performance. Guys who aren't in the NHL yet don't get "higher value because they're still prospects". Maybe this has changed in the last month, but I remember it being said that only one person picked below him has currently done more.

If you look at advanced stats, nearly every single player on the jets has better performance when on the ice with Burmi vs. without.

And he can't be overrated defensively, and have no offensive skill, AND play with scrubs (which he generally does) AND have the second best +/- on the team. These cannot all add up. His offensive production is not there, but his defensive play most certainly is.
I'd say three players. Fowler, Faulk and Tarasenko.

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