Thread: Speculation: Burrows & Edler
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06-12-2012, 04:22 PM
Barney Gumble
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Originally Posted by MikeK View Post
Tell that to the mass of people here who think Burrows is the second coming of Jesus Christ. I wouldn't want to pay him anymore then a $3-3.5 per on a 3-4 year deal. People seem to forget that he turns 33 next April before his new deal will even kick in. I think Burrows is a great player but his age and the style he plays is going to catch up with him sooner rather then later. I am not one who thinks he is worth $5M a year for 6 years... and I also believe he took a pay cut signing a 4yr $2M per extension last time. Regardless if he played with the Sedin's or not has nothing to do with statistical negotiations. His numbers had him easily in the $3M-$4M range yet he wanted to stay. This time around he will be swinging for the fences. Bank on it
Personally, I'd rather have a 33+ year old working his a*** off most shifts than a 23+ year old sitting on his butt many nights (re: Grabner). As mentioned, this team needs MORE players with this work ethic (eg., Hansen) - not less.

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