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10-14-2012, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Disgruntled Observer View Post
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 possibly be satisfied?
Great post

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