Burns misses old teammates but not team

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 11, 2011 - 3:18 AM

The former Wild defenseman is loving life in California, and he is focused on helping the Sharks get back in the playoffs.

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bhrnew1lNov. 11, 11 7:15 AM

Burns and I see eye to eye, , I am sure Russo had to keep things out of this article and more actually was said. I think I can like the team now as I can see them doing what they have to do to get wins. I did not like the team at all under the new management but I am warming up to this team under Yeo. I liked Watching a team that could have a coach like Lemaire because I knew that management was about winning hockey games

kopelklmNov. 11, 11 8:10 AM

Ha I said the same thing about my kids and the also told me it isn't babysitting.

mgalaforetNov. 11, 11 8:17 AM

While Burnsie is a great quote, fun guy, I don't miss him whatsoever from being on the Wild. Particularly if the price was close to $6MM per year. He's not even the best defenseman on the SJS. bhrnew1, when you say management, do you really mean coaching? CF is the management of the team, and is a definite improvement over DR. Yeo definitely much better than TR, who I never wanted to be hired. Okay Russo, not that you got your subtle hints in about BB not being resigned by the Wild, much to your chagrin, its time to move on.

evisualeNov. 11, 11 9:24 AM

mgalaforet, amen. Burns was fun to watch at times but man was he ever frustrating to watch MOST of the time. His selfish, do-it-myself play was difficult to watch. This is the NHL and teams win, not individuals. Listening to Tom Reid and Bob Kurtz for a bit last night was great (it always is, especially compared to the 2 bafoons Terhaar & Greenlay), Kurtz said it like it is, saying Burns was going to be all over the place until he could calm down. Burns is not a $5 - $6 million a year d-man. Physically and skill-wise he appears to be that way but his actual game and head don't match up. He's made it this far on potential but after 7 years in the league he should have had a more mature game here in MN.

need4speed99Nov. 11, 1111:25 AM

i think the trade benefits everyone, our defense is much improved and we now have the ability to score goals i really think this was the best move for the wild. burns is great and i wish him the best but what we got and then not having to pay him 6 mil a year, yea its better for us. our d is very sound and to be honest not having the youngsters learn from burns is probably a good thing. dont get me wrong he has TREMENDOUS offensive talent but hes not the best defensive defenseman.

milena11Nov. 11, 11 6:52 PM

I will also say that trading Burns for Seto + the young prospects was a great trade for the Wild. Burnzie is a character for sure, but he was not going to make this team a contender with his elevated salary and subpar play. Scandella will fill his shoes more than enough. Yeo and the team are much more fun to watch this year, more than any other team since Demitra+Gaborik combo. If this team doesn't make the playoffs than I don't know which one will.

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