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06-24-2012, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Live in the Now View Post
Frankly, I think it's impossible to rebuild in Toronto. Having read their board for a long time and having seen how wildly varying the reactions are to every move, I don't know how anyone could run the team into the toilet in order to make it better and get away with it. I don't blame Burke for making that trade at all, making a panic deal was something that had to be done in order to appease the masses and his bosses.

And if they're trying to replicate what we have here, they don't have any of those main core type pieces that we have. We are stacked with top end talent and have elite players at center, defenseman, defensive defenseman (Mitchell), maybe LW (Brown) and goalie. They don't other than Kessel.
It's going to take a GM with a lot of huevos to do a full rebuild in Toronto. It's too bad, because Burke had the cache to do it. He could have said we're going to do this the right way and start from the ground up from the onset. But instead, he went with the win now plan, which is what previous Kings GMs have done from the beginning of time. The market probably won't allow for it, so they'll be in that constant cycle of not horrible enough to really rebuild, unless they hit lightning in a bottle with a draft choice or FA signing.

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