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Sharks/Wild Trade

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

Blockbuster: SJS trades Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and 1st pick (No. 28) to MIN for Brent Burns and a 2nd rd pick.

added 10:43pm,

SAN JOSE –  San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Brent Burns and a second round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and a first round selection (28th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Burns, 26, was named to the Western Conference All-Star team in 2010-11, appearing in 80 games and posting 46 points (17-29=46), which tied for 14th most amongst all NHL defensemen.  Also amongst League defensemen, his 17 goals ranked third and his 8 power play goals were tied for third. He set career highs in points, goals, assists, penalty minutes (98) and shots (170) in 2010-11. Playing in every situation, he averaged 2:42 seconds of penalty kill time per game to go along with his 3:03 seconds of power play time per game.

The seven-year NHL veteran, all of which have come with Minnesota, has posted 183 career points (55-128=183) in 453 games played.  He has appeared in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games, posting three points (0-3=3).

“Brent is an elite first-pairing defenseman that is just coming into his prime,” stated Wilson.  “We feel that he gives our blueline tremendous depth and versatility and will augment our existing core.  He combines a dangerous offensive prowess with an abrasive presence in the defensive zone.”


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Great work by Fletch. Don’t know what SJ gets by a sign and trade like this. Just makes future contracts harder. And doesn’t SJ need more guys like the Guch, not less?

Posted by steviesteve on 06/24/11 at 11:36 PM ET

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Way too much for Burns! Coyle plays for me alma mater, BU, and I went to a couple of games this year. He was pretty much the best player as a freshman. He is a big asset to give up, AND a 1st?? Crazy.

Posted by NHLJeff from Denver on 06/24/11 at 11:45 PM ET


Yeah, Burns isn’t exactly chopped liver, but if, say, I was a FA and SJ came calling there would be no discussion without hashing out a nmc beforehand as of today. Even if I was a SJ rfa, I would want one All that stress and then they just chuck you right when you think you’re safe? No thanks.

Ditto Flyers.

And B rich is under no obligation to waive anything in my book. If he does, then signs, he just makes his next team weaker

Posted by steviesteve on 06/24/11 at 11:49 PM ET


Wow, turns out my idea of him going to the Red Wings was just a pipe dream.  No WAY Holland was going to give up something comparable to what Minny got.

Posted by Garth on 06/24/11 at 11:53 PM ET

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wow, dirty san jose.  So many dirty deals, carter signs a contract over 10 years, and gets traded soon after, setoguchi signs a 3 year contract and gets traded within a few days.  WOW just wow.  Why would anyone ever want to sign with sj without a ntc anymore.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 06/25/11 at 12:12 AM ET


No big worry—just about everyone signed by San Jose has a NMC.  Now if they can just re-sign Burns.  Include that NMC and I certainly won’t care.

But they had BETTER re-sign him to make this trade worthwhile.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 06/25/11 at 12:52 AM ET


San jose’s front office doesn’t like to make any friends, remember they put the offer sheet on hjalmerson last year, they will be lucky to be able to make trades soon, which might not be a problem, as mentioned above, everyone who goes there will want a nmc

Posted by Pstumba on 06/25/11 at 01:58 AM ET


You guys are hilarious.  Would you rather play for a team that might trade anyone if they thought it would improve the team, or one that’s willing to sit back, be nice guys, and lose?  Getting traded is part of the business.  The players who sign a contract, even if they get traded a day later, still get their money and still get to play in the NHL.  Is it an ideal situation?  No, but Seto could have asked for a NTC and his agent certainly should have known how many Sharks players already had NMC’s.  Doug Wilson always seems to swing a big trade in the summer and you can’t play Wilson if Seto’s representatives didn’t look at the roster and realize Seto was one of the 2 or 3 players most likely to be moved.

Posted by RoneFace on 06/25/11 at 02:47 AM ET


I mean you can’t blame Wilson if Seto’s representatives didn’t do their homework and anticipate the possibility of him being traded.

Posted by RoneFace on 06/25/11 at 02:48 AM ET

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