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This Burroughs, Smith Trait Make Them Perfect for Grier’s Sharks (+)



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Free agent signings Kyle Burroughs and Givani Smith share one trait that makes them perfect for Mike Grier’s San Jose Sharks.

On Jul. 1, the first day of free agency, Burroughs inked a three-year, $3.3 million agreement with the Sharks, while Smith signed a two-year, $1.6 million pact.

I’m not talking about their willingness to drop the gloves, though that doesn’t hurt. According to Hockey Fights, last season, Burroughs fought eight times in just 48 games, while Smith squared off six times in only 36 appearances.

Instead, it’s the No. 1 word in the organization since Grier was named GM last year.

They’ve both got it, according to SPORTLOGiQ’s micro-stats – along with other skills.

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