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01-23-2012, 06:22 PM
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Didn't say Burke promised. Don't put words in my mouth.
If you don't remember the Kessel trade and Burke's comments that he didn't think the pick would be that high, that he thought it would be middle of the pack then well ... I can't help you...seriously I can't help you.
Facts is facts -- Burke has miscalculating thinking this team is a playoff team -- every year. Why else would you trade your first round pick? Unless you're stupid. So either Burke miscalcualted or he's stupid. I'll let you pick which one.
Burke DID misscalculate where we'd finnish the year of the Kessel - as pretty much everybody in hockey - minus of course the 20/20 hindsight geniuses on these boards who will pipe up and claim "I knew it!"
Burke said that our GOAL every year should be to make the playoffs. He said it should be every teams goal.
Burke's job is to sit in front of the press and spin positives. It doesn't mean that you - or anyone else on these boards - actually knows how far this team is from the final product in his mind.
Also - to the OP - you lost me when you included Aulie and Schenn in your "sell for the future" rant. Seriously, lol.
Why are 90% of the posts here bandwagon, 'what have you done for me lately', flash over substance crap? Trading Schenn would be retarded - regardless how he's played this year. He 22!!!! D men (with 2 or 3 'generational' exceptions) take until their 25 / 26 to fully develop. Pronger took that long to really get his game together ...
These boards are funny ... "<Insert Grabo/Schenn/Kadri/Kulemin/etc Name Here> is a bum" then 6 months later "<Same Player> is a god!" ... then 6 months later "<What can we get for <Same Player>?" ... lol ... and when you consider that a) these are 20-something players, and b) these are the same people who say they'd have patience for a rebuild, lol ... you just gotta laugh!
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