The Star: Maple Leafs might be better off without a season
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11-18-2012, 02:27 PM
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When you start out with so few assets, you cannot afford to waste them by letting them leave as UFAs. Heck, he wouldn't even let Lebda walk as a UFA, without getting something back for him. Given Burke's track record with UFAs since arriving, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect MOST of the pending UFAs to be flipped for other assets before July 1st.
We're talking about the potential of 6 UFAs leaving without compensation in one season. Can you name 6 UFAs (full-time players) who Burke let walk as UFAs during his 4 years in TO? Preferrably players who teams around the league picked up after we let him go, not scrubs like Sjostrom who's playing God knows where.
Brent getting picked up by the Canes would be one, I'm really straining for others, though. Conversely, I could easily name 6 pending UFAs who got us something else in return over the past 4 seasons.
I cant tell if youre being serious. If by some remote chance you are, ask yourself how come not every upcoming UFA is traded for a pick or prospect. You do realize that every team has the chance to sign a UFA player? There are many GM's that dont trade their upcoming UFA's, and lose them for "nothing". Does that mean they are all doing a bad job? If there is no season, there will be other teams that will lose several UFA's, what makes you think the Leafs are the only one. I'm sure Burke will lose some players to UFA, but he will also sign some as well, likely promote the youngsters. No reason for you chicken little attempt; this is what happens in hockey, to all teams.
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