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HockeyGuruPitka 09-20-2012 02:54 PM

"Burke will not go into season with current line-up"
 
Suprised this hasnt been posted... Let me know what you guys think...

Quote:

Howard Berger ‏@Berger_BYTES

From good source: #Leafs WILL NOT go into season with current line-up. "Burke will definitely add at least one prime player, possibly two."
Interesting, obviously depending on the CBA.. Makes it seem like something is already lined up.

CON'T

Quote:

Howard Berger ‏@Berger_BYTES

Intriguing chat today with one of Brian Burke's Eastern Conference rivals. He is convinced #Leafs will make a move. More coming in blog.

tp71 09-20-2012 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HockeyGuruPitka (Post 54474931)
Suprised this hasnt been posted... Let me know what you guys think...



Interesting, obviously depending on the CBA.. Makes it seem like something is already lined up.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if he had something that is already done but they're just waiting for a new CBA to come into place.

Areathrasher 09-20-2012 02:58 PM

Berger is probably just fishing for Twitter follows or some such.

I'm paying it no heed.

Chandrashekhar Limit 09-20-2012 03:00 PM

lol Berger

Sundinisagod 09-20-2012 03:05 PM

Didn't Burke state something along those lines earlier this off-season?

Rare Jewel 09-20-2012 03:05 PM

He said that to Bobcat on PTS back in the summer.


And it wouldn't surprise me, And I would expect it.

Man Bear Pig 09-20-2012 03:21 PM

Broken record.

blasted_Sabre 09-20-2012 03:22 PM

Considering that no one knows what the lineup actually is until training camp, Berger really isnt stating much.

stakesishigh 09-20-2012 03:24 PM

So stupid.

MeowLeafs 09-20-2012 03:24 PM

Welcome back Brett Lebda

Brozak 09-20-2012 03:28 PM

Get ready for some mediocre movement.

Nazem Gretzky 09-20-2012 03:30 PM

Trading Komisarek, Lombardi, and Connolly, and replacing them with bags of rice or flour is like acquiring marquee players.

Drew311 09-20-2012 03:37 PM

If it wasn't for the CBA negotiations i'm sure the Leafs would have made some moves a long time ago.

I didn't believe Burke at all a couple of weeks ago when he said this would most likely be the group he would start the season with. There was just too much talk earlier this summer about how many players were available.

Mansfield 09-20-2012 03:42 PM

komisarek

for

dipietro

CALLING IT RIGHT NOW

Kessley Snipes 09-20-2012 03:42 PM

Berger is Out. He has no connections, no job and is essentially just some guy with a twitter account now.

Why anybody decides to post what he has to say and give it any credence is beyond me.

Dark Knight 09-20-2012 03:48 PM

Berger was first to put out some concrete about Wilson being fired after they played Chicago.

I do think he has sources.

blasted_Sabre 09-20-2012 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by blader258 (Post 54476015)
Berger is Out. He has no connections, no job and is essentially just some guy with a twitter account now.

Why anybody decides to post what he has to say and give it any credence is beyond me.

Berger has worked in Toronto media for over two decades (he still writes for a newspaper). You dont just lose sources and connections when you lose your job.

birddog* 09-20-2012 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HockeyGuruPitka (Post 54474931)
Suprised this hasnt been posted... Let me know what you guys think...



Interesting, obviously depending on the CBA.. Makes it seem like something is already lined up.

CON'T

Exact same thing was said last year. The trade for a top 6 forward was looming.

Anthrax442 09-20-2012 03:53 PM

I also have a rumor:

Burke is most definitely want to make a trade. More coming up...

jmart21 09-20-2012 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blasted_Sabre (Post 54476171)
Berger has worked in Toronto media for over two decades (he still writes for a newspaper). You dont just lose sources and connections when you lose your job.

This.

He's obviously a connected person. His writing usually leaves a definitive line between his own speculation and what he's been told as rumour from outside sources.

Whether this materializes into anything or not is hard to say. But to me it shows that Burke is pursuing new players aggressively enough that others around him are feeling he'll acquire one.

iPunch 09-20-2012 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tp71 (Post 54474983)
It wouldn't surprise me at all if he had something that is already done but they're just waiting for a new CBA to come into place.

This makes a lot of sense. You'd have a hard time convincing any owner to take on salary right now.

Grant 09-20-2012 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 54476127)
Berger was first to put out some concrete about Wilson being fired after they played Chicago.

I do think he has sources.

Although that may be, were any of us surprised when he actually did get fired? Team was in a tailspin and he could've been fired any day really. Chicago was our 6th loss in a row getting a grand total of 1 point out of a possible 12. After Chicago (Wednesday) the next game wasn't until Saturday so the team had a few games off and a coach firing at that time would seem logical. For all we know he got lucky in when he said it.

Just playing devil's advocate, I really have no clue as to whether or not he has sources.

Everlong 09-20-2012 04:06 PM

Leafs always attempt to add talent prior to the season starting.

Well done Bergs.

Jozay 09-20-2012 04:21 PM

Well, BB needs to bring something in. Only danger in having a deal and waiting is that someone might pull it off the table!

Marco Esquandolas 09-20-2012 04:23 PM

Please welcome our new #1C, Shawn Horcoff


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