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02-01-2012, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by CombatOnContact View Post
don't quite understand the hate for Dreger. His job is to get the inside scoop on trades or make it sound like he's got the inside scoop. Either way, I'd say he's doing his job well. He's generating interest and he's getting people to think about the possibilities. Hey, even if he's just pulling this completely out of his arse (which I'm sure he's not) that's still a pretty convincing job. There are plenty of people who sit around their computers and try to come up with proposals and speculation to better this and that team. Dreger just gets paid to do it.

Even if JVR doesn't get traded to the Leafs, that doesn't mean that the Leafs weren't "in on him" exactly as he reported.
Furthermore, one can reasonably deduce that Burke would be "in on" JvR.

#1. Burke's a GM who likes to make big trades, and his team is in 8th place.

#2. JvR is a big american winger -- Burke likes americans.

#3. Burke doesn't seem interested in making a move for a pure rental, because his team isn't at that point yet.

#4. Philadelphia is probably a bit disappointed in JvR's development so far, and have a need for a blueliner -- something Toronto has a lot of.

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