Burke Stay The Course
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03-28-2012, 12:40 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Burke has a team that's set to pick top 5 in the draft and you think his ego is going to get in the way of him making moves to better the team? I doubt it.
He's already traded players he's signed as free agents, so I don't see that as a big issue.
The team is set to pick top 5, because of Burke's failures as a GM to ice a competitive team, not his successes.
His true agenda and intentions/beliefs were that he was building a team capable of making the playoffs, and not one finishing in the draft lottery bottom 5.
Its Burke's ego that will directly effect what happens from this point forward, as its taking a personal beating through the teams struggles and exposing his mistakes. Having Komisarek and Armstrong as healthy scratches putting $8.5 mil in the pressbox in real $$ are evidence of glaring UFA signing mistakes.
How he corrects these mistakes made, will be a big factor in Leafs future success. Keeping this pick and remaining patient is a long-term key factor, and not more quick fixes that have failed.
Signature: There is no greater demonstration of Fan patience then to suggest to "Play the Kids " and be willing to accept the consequences of those actions..
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