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01-01-2013, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 4evaBlue View Post
Burke chose not to deliberately suck for X number of years. He's actively tried to make the team better, which is considerably harder than the job his doorknob counterpart in Edmonton is doing. I can only hope that they will fix the tanking exploit that allows ******** GMs to stockpile future stars, so all these tanking threads can go away for good.

So yes, it's absolutely different than being happy for ending up with Rielly. Our GM actually tried to make stuff happen, and would have likely succeeded in improving the team had it not been for the halfwit coach. He didn't just sit back and wait for the welfare cheque to come in.

The difference between 5th last and 10th last is around 4 points. Minor. The difference between 5th last, and dead last is ~15 points. Not so minor. Not even Reimer could have pulled out that level of suck with the amount of games he was given.
He chose not to deliberately suck, yet we still suck in the standings.

He chose not to deliberately suck, and our prospect system is that much worse for it.

Everyone has their own opinion on the method...but the results have been an undeniable failure.

The Leafs' NHL roster has been a failure and the prospects are average because Burke was too stubborn to let the team be as bad as it can be.

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