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05-28-2012, 06:44 PM
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I think the whole "Burke-type player" thing has been blown out of proportion. He gave up a king's ransom for Kessel, who you would think is the furthest thing from the prototypical Burke-type player.

Historically he's built his teams with the top six/bottom six model, filling his top six with lots of skill, and not necessarily gritty forwards. As Burke said to Paul Holmgren at last years draft, you can't just fill your team with a bunch of Brian Burkes and Paul Holmgrens, you need some skill too.

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