The San Jose Sharks could be making some big changes this offseason. One report that has emerged is the possibility of moving long-time defenseman, Brent Burns. New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello has been vocal about improving the offense via the blue line and Burns would certainly help in that area, but can the Islanders afford his services as one report suggests he may be in Lamoriello's sights?
The NHL trade rumors mill was churning a month ago when rumors starting popping up that the San Jose Sharks were looking at trading Erik Karlsson. Reports are now coming out that defenceman Brent Burns would like to be traded for a shot to win the Stanley Cup. Even at 37 years old, he is still a high-end defenceman.
SAN JOSE – Joe Will, the Sharks’ interim general manager, said he’s open to discussing the possibility of trading either Brent Burns or Erik Karlsson this offseason if he feels such a move would improve the team. “We do need to, anytime, look at getting better however...
Few people in the San Jose Sharks organization know Brent Burns as well as Mike Potenza, the club’s director of strength and conditioning for the past 16 seasons. The relationship they’ve developed since Burns arrived from Minnesota in a landmark trade at the 2011 NHL Draft doesn’t provide Potenza with any immunity when Burns wants a hearty laugh at his expense. It might actually make him more of a target.
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It's been a difficult season for the San Jose Sharks. They missed the playoffs for the third straight season, a messy falling-out with Evander Kane has them in the midst of a contract termination grievance hearing with the 30-year-old winger, and long-time general manager Doug Wilson stepped down for health reasons.
The San Jose Sharks missed the playoffs this year, so they are not immune from coming up in the NHL Rumors talk. Just like many others, changes are coming. After longtime GM Doug Wilson stepped down, the team will make finding his replacement their top priority. Whomever they hire will then have to deal with improving a roster that is in dire need of fresh blood.
The San Jose Sharks have gone through enough exit interviews after missing the playoffs in recent years to know that changes will be in order this offseason. How deep those changes will be, especially with a new general manager on the way, remains the bigger question. “With a new GM,...
Burns notched a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Oilers. Burns has points in four straight games (one goal, three assists) as he looks to finish the season on a high note. The 37-year-old defenseman is up to 54 points, 199 shots on net, 149 sblocked shots and a minus-14 rating in 81 contests. He'll likely complete another full season without missing a game by suiting up Friday in Seattle, which would be his eighth straight campaign without an absence.
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Burns scored a power-play goal on three shots and went minus-3 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Ducks. Burns' second-period tally got the Sharks on the board. The 37-year-old defenseman has picked up two goals and seven assists in 13 games in April, showing no signs of slowing down while playing a huge role on the top pairing. For the season, he has 10 goals, 53 points (17 on the power play), 197 shots on net, 148 blocked shots and a minus-14 rating in 80 contests.
Burns notched an assist, five blocked shots, three hits and two PIM in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights. Burns had the secondary helper on Timo Meier's game-tying buzzer-beater in the third period. It's been 11 games since Burns scored a goal of his own, but he's earned seven assists in that span. The 37-year-old blueliner is up to 52 points, 194 shots on net, 147 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating through 79 contests.
Burns notched an assist and blocked two shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Blues. Burns has put together a strong run lately with 11 points in his last 15 outings. He had the secondary helper on Noah Gregor's tally Thursday. Burns is up to 51 points, 192 shots on net, 140 blocked shots and a minus-14 rating in 77 contests overall.
Burns posted two assists, four blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild. This was Burns' first multi-point effort since March 10, but he was productive in that span with nine points in 17 games. The 37-year-old defenseman has returned to the 50-point mark for the first time in the last three campaigns, amassing nine goals, 41 assists, 189 shots on net, 137 blocked shots and a minus-14 rating in 75 outings.
Burns notched a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Oilers. Burns set up Tomas Hertl on the Sharks' lone goal of the game in the first period. The 37-year-old Burns has three goals and two assists during his five-game point streak. The star blueliner is up to 46 points, 177 shots, 121 blocked shots, 36 PIM and a minus-16 rating through 69 outings -- he's on his best scoring pace in the last three seasons.
Burns scored a goal on two shots, went plus-2 and added two PIM in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Stars. Burns sparked the Sharks' comeback attempt with a second-period tally from long range. The defenseman has scored in three straight games, giving him nine markers this season. He's up to 45 points, 174 shots on net, 121 blocked shots, 34 PIM and a minus-15 rating through 68 appearances while averaging a career-high 26:11 of ice time per game.
Burns scored a goal on three shots, blocked three shots, levied two hits and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Avalanche. Tomas Hertl won a faceoff back to Burns, who scored at 6:29 of the third period. This was Burns' second goal in as many games, and he's up to eight this season. The 37-year-old blueliner has racked up 44 points, 172 shots on net, 121 blocked shots and a minus-17 rating as a top-pairing option for the Sharks through 67 contests.
Burns scored a goal on five shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes. Burns tied the game at 2-2 with his second-period tally. The 37-year-old defenseman has earned a goal and two helpers in his last four outings. He's enjoyed a productive campaign with seven goals, 43 points, 169 shots on net, 118 blocked shots, 32 PIM and a minus-19 rating through 66 contests.