What the Maple Leafs REALLY need
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11-16-2012, 03:28 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Take your pick. Any GM in Burke's situation being fired in 4 years is unheard of.
Also remember that position in the standings in any given year is not the sole determining factor for a GM being good or bad.
It's time to look at this objectively here! Has Burke in 4 years brought in a legit goalie? No Has he improved the team in the standings? No Has he brought in grit/defensive acumen to the bottom 6? No Has he lived up to his promise 4 years ago about the leafs being a "meaner, badder, tougher team to play against"? No
Yes he has beefed up the Marlies, but even then that team is littered with bottom 6'ers, guys who can't hack the NHL (Dupuis), and mid ranged pairing defencmen. I'll give him credit he has brought in some good pieces (Phaneuf, Kessel, Gardiner, Lupul) but at the end of the day this team is not much if at all better then what it was 5 years ago.
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