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10-14-2012, 04:45 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
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your way of thinking is wrong. you look at the past four years and say what has he done, forgetting what he started with. it isnt easy being a gm in this league you must pick your spots. Edmonton should have fired everyone seeing as they were bottom 2 the past 3 years. He started with crap and moved us into mediocrity, i give him credit for that. Would any other gm be able to pick his spot to acquire Phaneuf,Lupul Gardiner, all while riding rediculous contracts like blake,Toskala and the one Stajan wanted.
Yes we have failed as anything outside of post season is a fail, but you can`t expect him to build a cup contender in 3 years with what he started with. this takes time, cool you jets,give him 1 year, if we are still bottom 5-10 then he is in jeopardy,
Burkes team is starting to come into play with Kadri being close, all his picks are starting to come into shape and trades are paying off.
What did you expect he comes in and we draft a whole bunch of Jeff Skinners and John Tavares, he cant make a trade with himself
From the highest paid nhl Gm in all of world history? What did I expect?
I expected one of two things.
After four years, we're either a team that makes the playoffs (not cup contenders... but at least making progress... not regression)... or we're a team with utterly elite young prospects like Edmonton.
We are neither.
We just finished lower in the rankings than when he arrived. With the exception of Reilly, we have similarly rated prospects now as we did then. Back then we dramatically over-rated prospects like Tlusty, Harrison and Pogge... now we dramatically over-rate prospects like Colborne, Biggs, and Kadri. Potato potahto.
The team Burke took over was 10th for goals for. The current team is 10th.
The team Burke took over was 4th last in goals against. The current team is 2nd last.
We still don't have a proven goaltender. We still don't have a number 1 Center.
We still don't have an elite prospect core.
It's been four years of spinning our heels.
All from the highest paid GM in all of world history who can spend up to 15 million extra on his players than a substantial amount of the competition, and who has the highest paid front office and scouting department to help him.
What could leaf fans possibly be happy about?
He has been a disaster of legendary and epic proportions. How can any leaf fans
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