Thread: News Article: Islanders Dangle 5th overall pick.
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06-16-2011, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by this providence View Post

How about his production? Or can we just shrug that off too? By some of the comments about Burns, you think that nearly every top four defensemen on all the teams in the league are the model of consistency game in game out. But the reality is that outside the absolute top tier of 5-6, Burns is in the very same boat as the tier on down.
Some are veterans, some are better.

Burns isn't really a shut down defenseman. He's not a defensive liability MOST of the time due to his skating but he is a classic Pronger type defenseman yet. He can get there.

Burns would make a strong second pairing on a team loaded with solid veterans. I would think on a team like the Bruins, he definitely could be a second pairing guy. On Vancouver 2nd pairing as well.

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