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post DOH 162 – Welcome to Oz, Burns

August 2nd, 2011, 10:07 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

Now that Brent Burns has signed a 5-year extension, the Dudes can give him a proper welcome, and really compare him to other defensemen out there an their contracts.  Also, Mike and Doug identify 10 players that are still out there, somewhat surprisingly, and identify their favorites.  Finally, the Shea Weber saga is discussed, and the wisdom of the Preds to let it drag out so long.

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    7 Comments to “DOH 162 – Welcome to Oz, Burns”

    1. Tom says:

      I like the White singing because it’s not a crazy contract. Colin White seems very similar to past Sharks D that we’ve seen and is a previous cup winner – something we all know DW likes.

      I’m expecting something similar to Wallin’s game but obviously at a much lower cap hit. 1M per is a MUCH better contract for a 6-7th D guy than 2.5M.

      Maybe instead of hamburgers he really like hot dogs or pizza??!?

      • MJ says:

        i like this signing as well. how can you not like the fact that NJ will be picking up 2/3rds of that salary?

        somehow, i don’t see DW as the kinda guy to be hanging out around the clearance racks at The Gap, but his actions as a GM would indicate otherwise.

    2. Ruben says:

      Weber in at $7.5 million! I can’t imagine him staying with Nashville now.

      Time for a crazy trade segment? Joe Pavelski, Doug Murray, Nick Petrecki, and two 1st rounders for Weber? Wheeee!!!

      Agreed on White, very good depth move.

    3. Tom says:

      Just saw this on another blog…

      http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/205848/group/Sports/

      Stalock probably out for entire season.

      :’-(

    4. @Slappy_SEZ says:

      Can’t help but wonder who much gas White’s got left in the ole tank. I’m guessing he’s strictly a (quality) depth guy. A ‘in case of emergency break glass’ type of blue-liner.

      Wouldn’t mind seeing he and Dougie Murray team-up.

    5. hateseed says:

      The only thing that’s clear right now is that none of us has any clue how the D pairings are gonna shake out. I mean, it’s no NCAA bracket – but I’d be thrilled if a pairing or two we don’t expect does great things.

      • Ruben says:

        I gotta agree with Fear the Fin on this. I think Burns-Vlasic should be given a shot out of the gate, as they are very complimentary of each other. IMO, they would become the #1 D pairing on the team and should assume a Kieth-Seabrook role by constantly taking on the best competition for 25 minutes a night.

        That would leave Boyle-Murray in the Campbell-Hjalmarsson role, except for the fact that they are better than those two.

        Finally, you would have Demers-White, who have to be the best 3rd pairing in the league. Demers was an excellent #4 Dman last year, and was surprisingly dominant on the 3rd pairing with Huskins at the beginning of the year.

        Best part about these moves? An injury can happen on any pairing and we have a guy ready to step in. Braun would step in if Burns, Boyle, or Demers get hurt, and Vandemeer jumps in if anything happens to Vlasic, Murray, or White. I don’t like the sudden shortage of forwards (enough of this and bring back Wellwood already!) but there is no doubt DW has done a great job making over the defense.

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