Should Burke be given one extra year to redeem himself?
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01-01-2013, 04:18 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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because the only reason he has prospects in the first place is because of how poorly his team has played. the only time he's gone out and traded for futures are when he expected the team to make or come close to the playoffs only for them to have completely failed. Gardiner/Biggs/Percy/Colborne/lupul probably do not get acquired if things went the way Burke expected. every summer he goes out and adds pieces to this team that he expects to put them in the playoffs and every year it's failed. it really makes me wonder if he knows how to build a team properly, because all we got is a bunch of individuals who don't really play as a team.
The Beauchemin for Lupul/Gardiner trade was made to shake up the team and after that they started playing better.
The Kaberle trade for Colborne, 2011 1st round pick (Biggs) and 2012 2nd round pick later traded for Liles was going to happen no matter what. If you remember Kaberle was going to be a UFA and Burke didn't want to loss him for nothing in return since he wasn't going to re-sign him.
As for the Versteeg trade to Philadelphia for a 2011 1st round pick (Percy) and the 3rd round pick, since he wasn't happy with his role in Toronto I say Burke was lucky to at least get the 1st round pick and at the time of that trade they didn't have one.
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