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07-04-2012, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by conway902 View Post
Burkes 2008 1st round draft pick was one of the best rookies in the league last year.

That would show that it is little premature to call his 2009 is a bust.
It is, of course, too early to say that Kadri a bust, but did he go to college for three years? Is Kadri a defenseman? Apples and oranges.

Originally Posted by northstarnicky View Post
I voted yes because we are in a much better place now than 5 years ago. Way better prospects and way better young talent all up on the big club.
The Leafs SHOULD have a better prospect pool than they did five years ago--they have had five straight bottom-ten finishes. The previous five seasons (up to 2006-07) the Leafs made the playoffs three times (finishing in the top ten of the league each season) and outside of the playoffs twice. As their draft position has improved, their ability to obtain prospects has improved as well. Good job, Burke.

Originally Posted by blasted_Sabre View Post
Ken Holland made a comment this past year in support of Burke, saying that it takes 10 years before you can judge a GM.
Do you need ten years to evaluate his UFA signings, almost all of which have been terrible failures?

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