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12-15-2007, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Irish Blues View Post
Yes .... that was the worst case scenario. That's not why he went after it in the first place.
Burke knew that he could end up with "only" the 1st rounder, i.e. he wouldn't be able to make a deal.

Lot's of GMs made dumbass moves at the deadline (Waddell, Wilson), Burke didn't make a deal simply for the sake of making a deal. He was prepared to make one and was ready for it but didn't see the value being there.

I would have been extremely pissed had Burke given the 1st rounder in return for Rivet, that's for sure.

What Burke did was get a good prospect with that 1st rounder AND won the cup. Doesn't get any better than that.

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