That hurts a ton. Salcer was going to demand big money before Seabrook's deal, and now he just got some lethal ammo. To me, giving out more money than that to Burns would be tough to manage around (6+ million is a top-10 highest D-man cap hit). He's just not good enough defensively to deserve that star-level contract. It's not like you would want to trade Burns, but . . .
Yeah i hate to agree..i think it will work itself out though. Burns wants to play here and Seabrook has the ammo of being on Canada's national team and winning a Stanley cup. I definitely think Burns will get around 6 mil but not more than that.
I wonder, with all the Toronto speculation regarding Clarke MacArthur not finalizing an extension with Burke to date, if Fletcher would have any interest? Toronto could afford a salary dump but it would come at a cost.
There's a lot less defensemen in the league that can do what Burns does, than scoring forwards. I'd rather keep Burns at anything less than $7m per than receiving a bundle of underwhelming assets in return.
Could live with seeing any of the following get traded: Kobasew, Barker, Gillies, Cuma(I realize he's injuried), Hackett, 3rd pick and beyond (2011), probably even James Sheppard and any prospect NOT named Granlund, Scandella, Zucker, Spurgeon or Kuemper
I was sort of secretly hoping for an Arnott addition for a reasonable price. But with Arnott's comments saying he more or less wouldn't waive to go to a bubble team, that's basically nil at this point. Seems he would only waive to go to an established playoff team.
--I hear the price for marginal centers is "stupid" right now, but the price often comes down at about 1:50 p.m., so we'll see if the Wild can upgrade its depth at center with Mikko Koivu still sidelined.
Yeah no getting Gui back will hurt, but hey, that's how it goes sometimes. We have played well all year without him.
I'm thinking we will just stand pat. I'd like to see a move because I like the excitement that it brings, but, I'd be okay if we just kept the roster intact. I like a lot of the guys on the team. Tonight's game is a big one.
Expecting Latendresse back this season wasn't all that reasonable to begin with in my opinion. Given his numerous surgeries in addition to the way he showed up to play this year, he has a long road to get back on the ice. Hopefully he'll be ready to play next year and come in with a better mindset.
From LeBrun twitter
Source tells @ESPN_Burnside that Marty Reasoner likely won't move