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01-09-2013, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Chancellor Vitale View Post
Yah but he had a big hand in shaping Vancouver's roster, don't forget that part. They've been competitive for a long time.
And they've been to exactly one Stanley Cup Finals - 6 years after Burke left - to show for it. His Philly-like refusal to get a real goalie in Vancouver ruined everything, and in Toronto it was an endless parade of trying to find the next hidden gem, but only getting polished turds.

And, again, for as much credit as Burke gets for turning that team around (which he did have a major hand in doing), the two best players on Burke's Vancouver teams were hand-me-downs from Pat Quinn (the Naslund & Bertuzzi trades were Pat Quinn moves).

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