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08-21-2010, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by MS View Post
The thing about the whole situation is that Chicago fans absolutely do have reason to be pissed off about it. The guy was a local product who they invested a high pick in, and then they couldn't sign him.

Leaf fans? Not so much.

Trade for a guy a month before he becomes an UFA, and expect he won't test the market? Good luck.

And of course Burke starts spewing rubbish, as usual, when he makes a mess of things.

I guess claiming that 'we signed two guys with #1 pick value as college UFAs so we can afford to trade two #1 picks for Kessel' was swallowed up by the Leaf fanbase, so he tried it again with 'we signed another prospect so we didn't need Sweatt'. Which is of course a load of manure.

Burke has become such a joke. The whole situation in Toronto is a car crash you can't avert your eyes from.
The Hawks were not prepared to offer him a max ELC deal and since he finished four years at college why would he not wait a couple of months and test the UFA waters?

He owed nothing to the Hawks, or the Leafs for that matter.

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