Thread: Value of: Brent Burns to Edmonton
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11-14-2012, 05:27 PM
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you're frootloops if you think he's a more complete player than when he was with the Wild. Burns "got it" about three years ago and has been playing well ever since. change in system or a decent coach--he looked horrible defensively under Richards but that was because he literally had to do everything himself out there. He was out of position so much because he was our only scoring threat.

Anyway, no way anyone is getting Burns on that deal for what the Sharks gave up for him. He gets some love around HF but not enough, IMO...Edmonton would absolutely have to give up one of their big four forwards and even then I don't know if it would be worth it. If the wild's prospect pool wasn't so empty at the time of the trade there is no way we would have dished him. Sharks are nowhere near as desperate as the Wild were, and while their prospect pool is pretty grim (relatively speaking) they have some actual skill on the roster where the Wild had...Koivu.

tl;dr Burns is immovable unless your team is desperate for a rebuild or the other team gives up a player with equal value (star quality).

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