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03-24-2013, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by THEALLKNOWING View Post
As a Wild STH, you got snookered on the Burns trade. Way, way overpaid. He's worth $4MM tops. The Boyle replacement now playing offense? Says something about Burns' defensive deficiencies. Everyone gets lulled into his offensive upside, but on the back-end, he is horrible. Always has been.
How is Burns terrible defensively? At least statistically, this does not at all seem to be the case.

Burns is playing offense for many reasons, none of which are his defensive deficiencies. Sharks are loaded on the back-end, and Tmac wanted to give Burns plenty of opportunity to skate it out. Then, he started producing on the top-line, and stayed there.

I doubt Wilson wants anything to do with Fletcher. He has lost out every time. Spin-it all you want, but Heatley, Seto, Coyle and Phillips (though he has shown me nothing yet), are a better deal than Burns & Havlat. BTW, Barker was a disaster, but it was a deal that had to be done at the time due to Kim Johannson's contract. Losing Nick Leddy? He can't play defense. Think about it, Douglas Murray have Norris-worthy offensive production on the CBH. Leddy would be a third pairing d-man on the Wild, possibly a 2nd pairing if with Gilbert.[/QUOTE]

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