Brent Burns to New Jersey...
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07-02-2010, 11:04 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Andover, MN
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DEVILS ALL THE WAY
I don't think it's a secret anymore that Brent Burns might be on the block (according to several sources). He'd be the perfect kind of player to compliment our defensive defensemens.
With the addition of Cullen yesterday, the center position isn't a concern anymore(Koivu, Bouchard, Cullen and Sheppard) so they might want a package based around youth. Would something like this be of interest. ?
Rolston/Salvador, Tedenby, Corrente and next years 1st Vs Burns
Flame on people
Here's some info:
Fletcher made clear again today that his first choice is not to trade Burns. In other words, it's not like he's dialing up other GM's saying, "Want Brent Burns?" But I do know from talking to some execs around the league that Burns could be in play in the right deal.
And quite frankly, the fact that Fletcher's willing to at least engage it in my article in today's paper means there's a possibility.
Nobody is untouchable, and as I've written many times, Burns might be the only way to get a top-six forward in here. Fletcher knows this.
But the Wild's not going to trade Burns just for the sake of trading Burns or just to show fans they're being active.
It would have to be a significant deal, and if there's none out there, he's going nowhere.
Fletcher has made it very clear that the Wild has to slowly, methodically build this franchise or it will be spinning its wheels forever. So as he said again today, maybe that big impact acquisition happens 12 months from now. He refuses to force it because that's when you make mistakes."
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