Somebody said his agent mentioned Patrick Sharp? Sorry, would not sign Burrows for $5.9 as per Sharp, nor as much as Burrows does great things is he as dynamic as Sharp...
If we have Doan ???, He is rumoured to be signing (in the Meta thread) at $24 for 4 years or $6 mill); does it make sense to sign Burr at same? Doan is a bit better player (yes a bit, not overwhelming) but a massive upgrade in balancing physical match ups. Cannot see both being signed at $6mill! That's irresponsible to our long term health.
If we see Doan, Burrows (while remain a great player for a cup drive) will will not have the same bargaining power not being a Triplet next season. And we would keep him for a cup run, not trade him if we sign Doan! Anything else would be seriously irresponsible to Canuck cup hopes.
Personally, I'm betting we do not see Doan, but not knowing that Burr signs for $4.7...
All completely speculation of course!
Youch. Not looking so great.
I'm more of a business perspective. IMO, if they can't reach a deal with a valuable commodity who is a UFA next summer, you have to trade them (That's only assuming there is a Staal like market out there for them). In the salary cap era, it's to costly for teams to lose valuable players to UFA world and get nothing in return. Just look at Nashville.
$5.9M cap hit x 5 yrs for a 32 yr old player is not great asset management IMO - especially considering the WOWY analysis w/ Sedins. Love Burrows, he's done such great things here. But this team has an aging roster, they need youth and some lower cap hits (especially if the cap is going down without rollbacks).
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 14 September 2012 - 01:14 AM.