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05-18-2006, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by raketheleaves
I guess you are right. But every trade Burke made turned out perfect. Gainey has a high standard to meet if we go that route.

Not only that, I just don't see Gainey pulling off a bunch of trades like that. Burke was a risk-taker and it all worked out for him. Gainey is not a risk-taker.
Was it that many trades? Fedoruk for pick, Marchant/Fedorov, Rucchin for pick, Carney for pick at the deadline any others I'm missing?

The way I see it he just let go of old vets who didn't bring much similar to us and Brisebois/Perreault/Quintal and just letting kids play. They have an amazing crop of players so that helps but I don't think we're that far behind.

Getting a #1 d-man was a masterful move but that was a UFA. That was the move that put them over the top IMO, that's the kind of moves BG usually keeps for the trade dealine but if he can work his magic this summer, all the better.

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