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11-19-2012, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfanz View Post
why did he acquire him in the first place...didn't even last a season with the Leafs. Does this guy do his homework on players or do they just become punks after the Leafs acquire them?
Fair point and worthy of criticism.

I will say though though. I've been involved in hiring many people in my career so far and have done many of interviews. I think I'm pretty good at it actually. Have I been wrong before? You bet your ass I have. I've also had my fair share of slam dunks too.

Not sure what your expectations are, but getting a slam dunk every time you hire someone is impossible, believe me.

Perhaps the best person I have ever interviewed was 22 years old, just out of school. Could not stump that kid or make him squirm even though he didn't have a lick of experience. I've also interviewed senior guys who wiped the floor with the interview who couldn't do the job of that 22 year old.

Burke may not get it right every time, but the trick is to weigh it against all of his moves. So far he's doing the job the right way.

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