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11-27-2012, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Liferleafer View Post
Again Bleach...if the deal is Upshall,Shore and a 2nd to FLA...then i totally agree with you, Burke failed. But if Gillis is demanding Gardiner,Frattin,Bozak and our 1st (or anything reletively close) then Burke can't be blamed for walking.

I fully expect the deal to be "softer" for FLA.

Again, Burke can still be blamed for not getting close to that demand. The pieces are justified. However, the pieces hurt TO more than it would others because they aren't as good (something you have also expressed). Other teams can more readily give up such a package, I get that... But should that matter to Gillis when all he's going to be left with are the pieces coming back? No. He's going to be judged strictly on what comes back. So a decision will have to be made on Burke's end, get close enough without giving up Gardiner, or lose out.

Besides, what is relatively close to Gardiner + Frattin + Bozak + 1st, that would also be an overpayment? Keep in mind that the prime assets in that package are the 1st and Gardiner.

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