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01-08-2013, 03:36 PM
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dave babych returns
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Originally Posted by Barney Gumble View Post
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Let's go back in time to when Burke was GM of the Canucks where one could say this:

"I know it's easy to take a run at the Canucks but there's pretty much no question that organization is in better shape now than it was when Brian Burke took over.

Their goaltending still sucks though. "

No disagreement.

That being said, Mike Gillis is in many ways standing on the shoulders of Dave Nonis and Burkie (who in turn benefited greatly from the work done by Quinn and even Keenan).

This team wouldn't be what it is without Brian Burke.. Maple Leafs fans should be so lucky that he fails there after building a future first line and the core of a defense that will last for years.. unfortunately for them I think Burke came upon a team in even worse shape and convinced he had to turn them around even more quickly.

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