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11-15-2012, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by pseudonymous01 View Post
I'd be SHOCKED if they missed with Luongo.

So would I, but he's not a guarantee. Burke could very well send his best young assets, still miss, and get fired. Then what? He's gutted the franchise for the next guy and he went out a failure. It's not a lock that they make it.


I count these teams as sure bets:


BOS
WSH
NYR
PHI
PIT

And then these teams as better than average bets:

WPG (Yup, I like their chances)
CAR
OTT
FLA
TBay
NJ


TO is in tough to secure one spot in the 6/7/8 slot vs. 6 other teams.


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All the pressure's going to be on him to make a good deal though, as it's his team who's on the bubble (if even that). If he does nothing and the Leafs miss out then he's definitely gone anyway.


I agree. If he makes no deal and they miss, he's gone. So yes there is pressure. But it's up to him how much that pressure should dictate his moves. I think it can go either way. Normally, I would say Burke balks at any big price, but this situation may force his hand. 50/50.



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Originally Posted by Reverend Mayhem View Post
Bleach: FWIW, Rielly was lights out last night in the Russia game.


I know. I guess I just have a different definition of "Blue Chip". Is Reilly a can't miss star?

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