Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke insists ‘tanking’ a non-starter
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03-14-2012, 09:19 AM
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...not letting Burke and Co. off the hook here as I believe they need to be better, but for a team that was apparently playoff bound to completely implode like this is ludicrous. The team needs to look inward. They are wildly inconsistent from game to game, and the compete level wanes far too easily and often. Last night was the first embarrassing game since Carlyle started. The goaltending was atrocious, and the turnovers and bobbles were unbearable to watch. The collective here wants to pin that on the guy that assembled what looked like a winning group. Burke showed his faith in them by keeping them intact, and by ousting the coach in order to give them a chance to dig in and get a job done. They let him, and us down. where is the accountability? Its easy to single out one entity and make him the scapegoat. And thats what is happening here. Is Burke immune to criticism? Hell no. But you can bet dollars to Burkie dogs that when he gives them a chance to get it done and gives them a vote of confidence at the deadline and they squander their opportunity, he will be ruthless in the off season. He did it before when the Stajan-Hagman clan and the Antropovs and the Ponikarovskis couldn't man up and deliver. He want let these guys off the hook either...
Okay so he will make a bunch of moves. Not proof that he can make the ones that create a winner. He is a massive failure.
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