Thread: Cox: Burke Stay The Course
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03-28-2012, 11:44 AM
John-Eric Iannicello
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Originally Posted by Mess View Post
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.
My point exactly. The team has finished at the bottom numerous times because it's stunk (for the most part), I find it highly unlikely he wouldn't dump any player if he felt it would make the team better. Crazy to think his ego would have him thinking 'I signed Armstrong, therefore I'm not dealing him'.

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