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07-03-2012, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Falco5 View Post
While it is too early to judge the Burns trade definitely wasn't great. The extension was great, but the trade was made for 1 year of Burns and the right to negotiate an extension. Seto is still a decent player and Coyle looks to be the real deal. Burns is great, but the wild got a lot in return.

As far as Burrish goes, he has been used in a shutdown role at times but not very effectively. Advanced stats point to Winnik being the better defender, especially on the PK.
I have heard different opinions regarding Coyle. Yes the one year of Burns was a calculated risk but it worked in the end. Seto didn't do nearly as well as the Wild hoped.

In 2010-2011 Burish was used very effectively against top competition. He was Dallas's top shutdown forward by leaps and bounds and did very well. Winnik has never been in that role. As for the penalty kill it again depends on where you look. Burish was great on the PK for the Hawks. All in all I don't see the added value Winnik provides.

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