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12-04-2012, 11:30 AM
LINT must go!
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Originally Posted by 4evaBlue View Post
Will you guys go your whole lifetimes talking about the Kessel trade. Get over it, already.

At worst, the outcome of the trade is debatable. There isn't a single trade Burke has clearly lost (where the majority agrees): Rask-Raycroft, Toskala, etc. Burke's trade record is the least of our worries.
The Kessel trade was made because of Burke's Ego......he set out to prove just how stupid he felt that the previous GM's were. He failed miserably. He made many moves at that time to retool the Leafs most of which were very poor.

He clearly lost the Kessel trade.....real bad in my opinion.

He stated at his original press conference that Wilson was his coach and that they shared the same beliefs......then when he fires him ( at last) he shares that they did not see eye to on what type of teams they wanted but he wanted to provide the coach with the players that would allow the coach to play the style that he wanted?

He geared the team to suit his coach to play a style that he claims that he does not agree with.....he needs to go!

A GM should be the captain of the ship....not work in the engine room.

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