From Mitch, one of the "MR BURNS" guys in Saint Paul, Minn.
Q: After this season, where do you think you'll feel most comfortable - defense or forward?
BB: I already feel more comfortable on ĎDí now. You get the puck more and get into the game a little more. In defense, if you make a mistake everyone in the rink knows it, so it makes you focus more. You canít be lackadaisical.
Interesting...I guess we know where he likes to be...
Burns has 1 PP goal, and 1 SH goal, and he leads the team in shots . I'm starting to drool at the though of him and Thelen on the points of the Wild power play a couple years down the road.
I think the crazy thing about Burns is the fact he wasn't considered much of a prospect util he was switched to forward his last year in juniors. Yet, he wasn't showing a lot of pro potential at forward here, so we switch him back and he is showing elite potential...I guess he would officially be a late bloomer. If he and Thelen learn to be a little more physical we could have 2 of the more elite D-men in the leauge. Both have tremendous size, both have tremndous offensive skills...that is a defensive pairing to look forward to.