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08-06-2014, 10:26 AM
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Brent Burns - F or D?

Hi guys, what's the plan for Burns next year and what do you expect out of him production wise?

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08-06-2014, 10:35 AM
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He's going back to D. I'm hoping he gets up to a 40-50 point season.

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He's going back to D. I wish they would put him at forward to start the season and then put Tennyson back there and see what happens. Run something like:
Vlasic-Demers
Irwin/Mueller/Abelthauser-Braun
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He can wreak havoc from the blue line. I'm fine with that.


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If he doesn't come close to a 15 goal and 45 point season, I'd be pretty disappointed.

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He's going back to D. I wish they would put him at forward to start the season and then put Tennyson back there and see what happens. Run something like:
Vlasic-Demers
Irwin/Mueller/Abelthauser-Braun
Hannan-Tennyson
That would not be good.

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That would not be good.
Might as well try it. Maybe Tennyson finally figures it out and maybe Mueller/Abelthauser succeed. If it doesn't work, then oh well. We can change it up. We aren't supposed to be competing for the cup. So what are those few games worth?

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I think it's funny how Burns is getting moved back to D and Byfuglien is getting put back at forward.

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Forward during PP and D during full strength and alternate depending on matchups. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH

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35-45 points, +10, on d.

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I think he'll get first unit QB duty so I am expecting 15-18 goals and 45-50 pts.

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I think it's funny how Burns is getting moved back to D and Byfuglien is getting put back at forward.
And it should be the opposite... Burns is a better forward and Byfuglien is a better defenseman.

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Might as well try it. Maybe Tennyson finally figures it out and maybe Mueller/Abelthauser succeed. If it doesn't work, then oh well. We can change it up. We aren't supposed to be competing for the cup. So what are those few games worth?
Those games are worth getting Burns back into a D-man mode. His conditioning and training is dictated by the position he plays. Floating him around like that is not productive at all, certainly not just to see if Tennyson can fill that role (PS...he can't).

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I think he'll get first unit QB duty so I am expecting 15-18 goals and 45-50 pts.
Isn't Burns more of a trigger on the PP?

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Isn't Burns more of a trigger on the PP?
Yes but he should still be that trigger on the 1st unit. They need to change it up since the PP was a big part of their failure all year AND their talk of others getting an opportunity to step up.

Personally, I would prefer they stick to the regular lines as their power play lines but any real change would be fine. I really hope they take Pavelski off the point because if all they change is going from Boyle to Demers then they aren't giving much of an opportunity to the other guys, imo.

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Forward during PP and D during full strength and alternate depending on matchups. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Burns was a forward very often during the PP.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Burns was a forward very often during the PP.
Yes he was, mainly on the second unit.

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Yes he was, mainly on the second unit.
He was a d-man on the second unit.

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And it should be the opposite... Burns is a better forward and Byfuglien is a better defenseman.

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He was a d-man on the second unit.
This was my understanding.

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35-45 points, +10, on d.
Above 40 as a dman is a stretch. He doesn't improve the PP as a whole as a QB. He can be a marginal improvement as a trigger. Unless someone else steps up big as a QB and Burns feeds off it, then he isn't likely to crack 40. Think of Burns like McCabe or Souray feeding off of a Markov or Kaberle. I can see him doing well with the right partner for 5on5.

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Those games are worth getting Burns back into a D-man mode. His conditioning and training is dictated by the position he plays. Floating him around like that is not productive at all, certainly not just to see if Tennyson can fill that role (PS...he can't).
And how do you know this? Many of us had Tennyson pencilled in the top 6. Many of had Braun on the bottom pairing. (Both of these in the offseason of last year) then Tennyson had that bad year. Everything can change overnight, you don't know what is going to happen. Especially with the Sharks.

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Above 40 as a dman is a stretch. He doesn't improve the PP as a whole as a QB. He can be a marginal improvement as a trigger. Unless someone else steps up big as a QB and Burns feeds off it, then he isn't likely to crack 40. Think of Burns like McCabe or Souray feeding off of a Markov or Kaberle. I can see him doing well with the right partner for 5on5.
Burns hit 40+ points twice before with the Wild, and he was close his first year with us. And that first year with us, was he on the 1st unit PP? I don't remember but I doubt it. Aren't most of us slotting Demers to be the 1st unit PP QB and Burns on the other side? I'd rather have him there then Pavs.

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He's going back to D. I wish they would put him at forward to start the season and then put Tennyson back there and see what happens. Run something like:
Vlasic-Demers
Irwin/Mueller/Abelthauser-Braun
Hannan-Tennyson
If Vlasic gets injured we would have the worst D in the league.

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