Originally posted by Niners99:Moving Burns back to defenseman is a mistake. I know were lacking there, but he has so much more potential as a forward. He wasnt ever that great at defenseman anyways.
Even with Burns on defense we still
need help. If we're ever going to win the cup, we need to have a better defensive team back there. Period.
My initial thought was similar to yours, that he is just so much better at forward. But for our team, we have talented and valuable players sitting on the bench or even rotting in Worcester that could be contributing. Putting Burnsy on D and bringing those guys up, we can have them contributing on offense AND have Burns on the ice at the same time on defense, ultimately maximizing the team's overall potential for production and giving us more optimal balance across the positions on the roster.
I definitely see your side, I wish Burns could stay at forward, but we need two high-caliber additions to our defense before that could really happen. We are basically dealing with "OK/Solid-but-not-great" for pretty much every player on defense except Vlasic right now.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on May 16, 2014 at 11:12 AM ]