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Brent Burns In The Conversation For Top Defenseman In The NHL

from Travis Yost of TSN,

It’s not often that we talk about a player changing the way we think about how a position should be played.

But, it’s not often that players like Brent Burns or Erik Karlsson come along.

Burns’ emergence might be the result of a perfect storm in San Jose: A talented player finding the right guys to play with, a perfectly timed transition from winger to blueliner and an offence that plays an exceptional brand of inside/out hockey in the offensive zone. Whatever it is, Burns and the Sharks are a match made in heaven.

He’s become as much a staple of their attack as Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. For as much as we have talked (rightfully) about Karlsson revolutionizing the position, it’s worth pointing out that Burns has had a similar career arc.

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