Friday, June 24, 2011
Wild Will get Plenty of Trade Calls for Brent Burns
Wild defenseman Brent Burns is the center of many trade rumors. Brent Burns is going to be a restricted free agent next year, so the Wild are trying to figure out if they are going to try and sign him for the long haul or if they should be trading him. If they trade him, they can likely acquire the impact forward that they have been looking for and maybe a few other assets. Burns is well aware of this and knows its all apart of the business. They might not sign Burns just because he could be asking for a ton of money. The Wild have been in contact with Burns' agent all week to try to figure out if signing him to a long term extension is at all feasible.
The NHL Draft is tonight and the Wild are very excited. They've got the 10th pick in the draft. They say they will either pick an impact forward or defenseman with the pick. They have also discussed moving down or up a couple of slots and maybe picking up a few assets or a player they have been targeting. General Manager Chuck Fletcher said that we shouldn't expect the Wild to move down more than a couple of spots if they do. He believes there is a huge drop off in this draft after the first 13 picks or so. I bet the Wild stick at 10 and make a real solid pick.
Posted by MN Wild Freak