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11-30-2012, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by topchowda View Post
Ill just speak to your comparisons because I dont want to derail this thread.

1) It leaves off Yakupov but includes Reilly
2) Includes Phaneuf but leaves off Whitney
3)Includes JVR but his value is purely draft pedigree and optimism. One could make a case that a guy like Hartikenan could catch up to the level of JVR but im not going to go homer overload and start that.

Not here mock Burke, just pointing out that some of his moves in Toronto have been questionable and some harmed the future. I agree that currently and in the past the Oilers have been worse then the TML. Just an outsider pointing out a weird strategy by BB
Forgot Yakapov, honest mistake.

But in no way, shape or form is Whitney the same level as Phaneuf. He can't even stay healthy and it's been years since he's cracked 30 points... or Hartikenan as JVR (as you agree).

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