my initial reaction is that Minnesota won this trade.
Same. However, it also seems like san jose sees that they need more help on the back end and burns will do that. Good for both teams based on what they need.Quote:
Originally Posted by gescom
I'm a big Brent Burns fan but he is not the answer to San Jose's search for a top-pairing D-man.
Looks like overpayment, from here.
Burns ain't gonna give that team that intangible they lack, no matter how beastly **** & balls he is.
Setoguchi ain't even close to what Cheechoo was... Devon is a MUCH better skater.
and people are forgetting Coyle - a terrific prospect.
i still think the Sharks needed to deal Thornton or Marleau.
I have a feeling Pavelski is the next piece to go. I hate the way Doug Wilson manages that roster. Such a waste.
I've seen a lot of Charlie Coyle this year... he's going to be a solid NHLer. Maybe not a star, but solid.
Pretty desperate move by Wilson. Burns is a hell of a player, but he is already earning $4 mil now, and he will at least add another 50% to that next summer.
That's half of your cap tied up in 5 guys, and arguably their three best forwards (Pavelski, Clowe and Couture) aren't even in that group.
Bad gamble IMO.
Meanwhile, Minnesota just added a ton of skill to their group. Maybe not top-level skill, but Koivu, Granlund, Setoguchi, Coyle and Phillps are much better than where they were last year, and its all young or locked down.