Agree that Burns isn't going anywhere, but disagree that Johnsson is too much money. The guy is only going to turn 32 and is making a little over 5 million bucks a year. He's a very, very, very solid number 2 and would make our defense infinitely better. I'd have no problems offering Hartnell/Lupul and Jones for Johnsson +. Our defense would be much, much, much better with Kim back there. Look at how our top six would look with Johnsson - Timonen, Johnsson, Coburn, Vaananen, Carle, Sbisa. That would be a killer group.
johnsson missed 2nd haalf of last season w/ flyers because of concussion...missed time in playoffs 1st season w/ minny because of concussion...
couple of people i spoke to in minny thought he was dissapointing his first season there...i'd rather hold on to lupul & hartnell.
wait for parent and jones to come back and save hartnell/lupul to put in a package for a guy like bouw.