In my opinion this is how he was back before he got his concussion.
His shooting % is 18.8% so that could be a little flukey but he is scoring the same type of goals he always scored. He seems to be making less diving defensive plays but that could be because he isn't getting caught as much as he used to.
I was wondering since, I don't follow the west conference this year, if Brent Burn is for real or you think is only a fluke season.
I have only the chance to watch 1 game of Brent this year, he play well but hey is only one game, so is this the year of Brent Burns ''stardom''?
Two things to greatly consider pre concussion. He was voted the the top defensmen at the World Cup and was playing on a line with Shea Weber I believe during that tourney. He also was still being heavily considered to be on Team Canada by Stevie Y because of his grit but because he wasn't over his head issues (which we found out wasn't all concussion) they snubbed him. Imagine what Canada would have looked like with Weber-Burns again on the same line.
Burns is going to be one of those players which teams like Detroit or Philly would look to when their top defensemen retire.
Burns wearing any sweater but a Wild one scares me, and I feel like it might happen.
I honestly don't think we have very much to worry about. From what I recall from numerous interviews he's had with Russo and others, he absolutely loves living here and has really rooted himself down with the wifey and the now daughter he has. I'd imagine he wouldn't want to move, and I would wager that Leopold and Fletcher are in agreement with that as well.
seriously, Burns is awesome--i'm talking franchise player. What Big T said holds--he is good enough for a team with great drafting and much success might be willing to offer up enough (in great young forwards/defensemen) to get him to fill an immediate need. He's got the feel for the game again and should be crawling into everyone's top ten lists next year. A top ten defenseman is worth a lot--whoever signs his next paycheck is going to be a lot of $ lighter.
i dunno. I loved the fact that he pitched in during that brawl with vancouver. I respect iginla a lot more because he's willing to fight when the need arises. Will it hurt the team? In most cases, yes--Especially with our D. Still, there are times to drop them and I'm sure Burns won't hesitate if the situation really calls for it.
I don't mind Burns dropping them when things are on the line. Like he did in the playoffs twice against Anaheim. As well as standing up for his teammates like above. But other than that, I don't believe he has any business fighting.
After Meaningless Win - 3/29/12 - Game 77 | SoH-"Who knows, that could have cost us a Cup tonight." | Dooohkay
burns is going to get paid a lot. if he decides it's all about the money, no doubt he'd personally (financially) be better of waiting for FA. It'll be interesting. I was thinking something along the lines of Jaricks number. He can make that somewhere if he waits.