Don't understand why everyone else is getting the blaim. Burmi is the one with the bad attitude and the one lacking proffessionalism here. Hope we stay away from signing Russians. There's a reason Stanley Cup winners are loaded up with home grown players.
I'd honestly rather him go to the KHL and improve his value so we can get something if he wants to come back to the NHL than to trade him for scraps right now.
X2 that's exactly what I'm thinking. What if he doesn't get along with that coach either and finally realizes he needs to listen.
edit: I was actually hoping this would happen, as it frees up space on the 3rd line. We can slot in someone cheaper on an ELC who is more effective. Hopefully Burmi comes back as a top 6 player in 2 years.
yah really frustrating to see a player with so much potential and actual skill/impact to be lost due to what generally constitutes 1 part bad luck and 1 part bizarre coaching decisions.
I ****ing hate Noel right now. Not impressed.
Don't see how you can legitimately blame this on Noel. Looks like you are looking for a cop-out to protect Burmi. Fact is, he made this choice himself by refusing to buy into a coach's system and failing to turn criticism into motivation to improve his overall game. If he really wanted to play in the NHL, he would have tried to force Chevy's hand for a trade, so it looks like he has given up on playing in the NHL for awhile.
I'm really saddened by his decision, but it's clear that Burmi was probably never going to reach his offensive potential in the NHL. He couldn't even translate offense at the AHL level with a different coach. That's not to say he is a useful player. He was a good bottom six forward that could slot into the top six if needed. Looks like the Frolik trade is even more important now.
It's possible that there is an NHL out clause in his KHL contract and it's also possible that the Jets management knew about and supported this move (let him develop there rather than toil in Noel's doghouse). Like Huffer said, I'd much rather this happen than trade him for pennies on the dollar.