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01-03-2013, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Gump Hasek View Post
You are perhaps making an assumption that Burmistrov is viewed by them as a valuable asset going forward. He is equally likely to have been relegated into the chip variety by now on their internal depth chart.
Not just going forward Gump, more so in terms of today, now, this summer. If we signed Zajac as a UFA this summer, I'd certainly look at moving Burmistrov for a top 4 defenceman.

Burmistrov is an 8th overall pick 3 summers ago this June who made the jump to the NHL right away (albeit too early; rushed) and he scored nearly 15 goals last year, has the tools and smarts of a smart defensive forward, very good speed, etc.

I think his value now or this summer alone is enough to net us a top 4 defenceman, and i'd really rather value my assets more than you're doing by going after a free Zajac and using Burmistrov-asset to better the team elsewhere.

Like I said, we won't agree here.

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