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Brent Burns Still Unsigned

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

While Marchand's agent Wade Arnott had been working hard throughout September and during the World Cup to conclude an agreement with Boston, talks between San Jose GM Doug Wilson and Burns' agent Ron Salcer are not believed to be nearly as far advanced.

Neither Wilson nor Salcer will discuss where they're at, but it's my sense there hasn't been the same hard, number-crunching negotiations and trading of proposals that would suggest a deal is imminent or even close. The lines of communication, as the saying goes, are wide open, but the real work lies ahead.

Now, let's be clear on something here. This is not to suggest Brent Burns is not going to re-sign in San Jose or that the Sharks don't want him. Far from it. It's way too soon to even imply that (see Steven Stamkos-Tampa Bay Lightning for reference, please).

Until we hear otherwise, we have to presume Burns wants to return to San Jose and I'd say it's patently obvious San Jose wants Burns back. Wilson is a huge Burns booster.

That said, all negotiations are interesting; this one could be intriguing for a number of reasons.

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WingedRider's avatar

Now that is a DMan I would like on the Wings, HUGE, Scores, scares the opposition,low key and makes me laugh.  Can KH start drafting only D Men over 6’4” and 235 Lbs.  Teach them to skate in GR, LOL

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 09/26/16 at 05:11 PM ET

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