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10-11-2003, 11:47 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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You know, even though KL has a way with words, he's got a very strong point.
Just because it got so much hype through the media and these boards doesn't mean it was true. For all we know some intern at a newspaper in Boston could have started the ball rolling. It also could have been an offer that included Burke and Boston's 1st round pick (heck for all we know it coulda been Burke and Nagy for Boston's #1). But the fact of the matter is, just as KL said, unless there is a direct quote that Boston offered a 1st for Burke straight up, it's hard to use that in an argument when determining Burke's value on the open market.
Since there isn't any solid material, it must be classified as "just another rumor." Sorry to burst anyone's bubble on this.
The way rumors were flying around at that time it's hard to seperate the fact from fiction and the fiction from other fiction. All I can say is I read the article in question and it clearly stated that Phoenix turned Boston's first pick down. However, the exact same newspaper ran an article just prior to this one that stated that Burke could be had for a first round pick. Which individual article you beleive depends on your own personal bias. All we really know is that they had talks and Phoenix was looking to find an early pick and none of this matters now since the Bruins invested in Felix Potvin.
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