Thread: Speculation: What Now?
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07-02-2011, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
Richards signing with The Rangers was the last chance the Leafs had to acquire a #1C for the season. Where does Burke go from here?

A trade would be costly, after years of not having any prospects in the system does he bankrupt the franchise to get that number #1 C? Or does he sit tight and wait for Kadri or Colborne to develop?

Seems to me there isn't much out there, TB will match any offer sheet Leafs fwd to Stamkos, Connelly and Arnott are not the answer. The 2011-12 season looks challenging now that all the eastern teams are upgraded.

A high pick in a superb draft class is the only viable solution. Fact is the Leafs are exactly the team they were at the end of the 2010-11 season minus Brent and Giguere. Liles is a nice add but this was a minor move.

Look for a difficult season ahead, unless Burke mortages draft picks and prospects for immediate help.
Does you mean you think Connolly and Arnott would be as bad as Bozak?

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