Thread: Speculation: Brian Burke vs. Marc Bergevin
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09-19-2012, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by chrisx101 View Post
I love how a great draft is drafting highly ranked players in late rounds... the fell for a reason
Originally Posted by ITM View Post
Best thing Bergervin has done was to accept the GM position in Monrtreal. He's a PR dream in response to the culural backlash prior to his hire. He hired Dudley. He's listened to his draft staff and he's dotted and crossed when he should have (Although Pernell may mar his debut), but it is intellectually irresponsible to contrive an instance in which Bergevin and Burke should be compared, one with a couple of months and that new store bought smell, the other burnished as only years as a Toronto GM can craft.

But if we're comparing draft staffs, from the outset it looks like Montreal has done exceptionally well. But Rielly and Finn give a pretty good go to Gally and Colberg. Had Toronto had a 2nd 1st, and still selected Finn, it would be correct to call Toronto's first two picks homeruns. That the Leafs found him in the 2nd...Not too shabby.

Time will tell in both instances.
I can't decide ... is it good to get higher ranked players or did they fall for a reason?


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