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01-09-2013, 02:13 PM
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I'm surprised that didn't happen a while ago. I think he did an ok job, acquiring Phaneuf was a great move and obviously the Kessel trade turned heads, but he was trying to speed up the rebuild a little too quickly. I mean trading two 1sts for Kessel would be an alright move if they had a capable starting goalie, but in the position they were in they probably would have been better off keeping the picks, or trading it for a goalie like Colorado did.
Not all Burke's fault, but it's crazy to think how bright of a future the Leafs could have. Undo a few deals and they are loaded. Kessel went to Boston for Seguin+Hamilton+Knight, as the picks turned out. Rask was dealt straight up for Raycroft. Even eliminate just those two, and all the sudden you have Seguin, Lupul, Kadri, Knight, Grabovski, Kulemin, etc. at forward, Gardiner, Phaneuf, Hamilton, and Reilly on D, and Rask in net with Reimer as his backup.

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