Thread: Speculation: Burns, future forward for life?
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04-15-2013, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by hockeyball View Post
Neither am I, I'm just pointing out the rose colored glasses effect. At the time people were jumping all over themselves with excitement. Give it some time, and when he does have a drought it doesn't mean he's fallen off a cliff either.

If Burns does continue to put up the same numbers, you really kind of have to leave him at forward. If he drops back down to something like a .8ppg pace (which would be my guess) then you have a much tougher argument. I would prefer a .6ppg #1 defensemen over a .8ppg winger, if it came to that.
Has he ever put up a .6ppg as a D-man?

IMO, if you are a defenseman who can skate, transtioning to forward is relatively easily, especially if you have good hockey sense. I would not be surprised if Tennyson, Demers, Boyle, and Braun could all be decent forwards.

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