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Islanders Dangle 5th overall pick.
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06-18-2011, 03:42 PM
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Mikko Koivu was 'suppose' to take a fan favorite discount. Rolston 'loved' it here in Minnesota.
Bottom line is this; Salcer is Burns agent for now.
Burns without a long term contract is a very iffy situation to trade simply because of the uncertainty of getting him signed long term.
To me, it's like in baseball. You want to draft this really great player but he has Rosenhaus as an agent. You're not going to want to touch that guy.
If this organization is moving toward a youth movement, maybe moving Burns wouldn't be so bad. Especially if we can pick up Larsson or Hamilton.
BTW 5th + would probably be a bit appropriate for Burns and Bouchard, now thinking about it.
Top 5 of this draft to me is pretty damn strong.
Would you trade Burns for Vanek? Kessel? Schenn?
Burns without a long-term contract is something that's unchangeable until July 1st. So do we trade him without even kicking the tires? Do we trade him for a draft pick when we're looking to compete now? It just doesn't make sense. Fletcher's already made it clear Koivu is the only untouchable, so by all indications he'd move Burns regardless of his contract demands for the right player, but that's not going to be a draft pick, and probably won't happen until he at least gets an idea of what Burns' demands are, which is unknown at this point.
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