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06-09-2011, 02:36 PM
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MathMan
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I don't think the point here is what he's done with the leafs, but rather the fact that he does try to get impact players.
Gauthier is starting with way more ammo than Burke, namely a much better club armed with better prospects (MaxPac, Subban). He doesn't need to do big hypey moves, he can make it work with incremental upgrades and solid masonry work and grow it organically.

He doesn't need to get first-line wingers. He has them. He doesn't need to find one of those ultra-rare elite #1 D-men. He has one. He doesn't need to hunt a strong starting goalie he can use for seventy games. He has one.

Burke goes out and tries to get impact players because he doesn't have any. That's a pretty significant difference and it drives the philosophy.

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