Thread: Cox: Burke Stay The Course
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03-28-2012, 12:49 PM
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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.
Maybe his real agenda was to tell everyone we are going to make the playoffs (like all GM's do) and this was really a plan to get a bunch of lottery picks and high 1st's since we are going through a rebuild.

He could have easily signed/traded for a veteran goalie or retained Giguere and finished in the middle of the pack again but opted to ride on two young unproven goalies instead, seems fishy.

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