Thread: Value of: Brian Burke
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01-10-2013, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by TOGuy14 View Post

If you dont think a top six of

Lupul - Bozak - Kessel
JVR - Grabo - Kuelmin

isn't significantly better than

Blake - Stajan - Poni
Antropov - Grabo - Hagman

please give up on hockey and stop claiming to be a fan of the Leafs.
Leafs already had Grabo and Kulemin. Bozak may be an upgrade on Stajan but he's not a top 6 C on a contender unless your 1C is Crosby. Leafs also had Schenn, so he didn't exactly get JVR out of thin air. If anything Schenn would have fetched a better player if he was developed properly.

Given that he had 4 years, multiple top 10 picks, tons of other draft picks and unlimited financial resources that top 6 is nowhere nearly good enough. You could have hired a blind goat like Edmonton did and ended up with a far better top 6. Or a defense that's not completely and utterly dysfunctional and needs a massive overhaul.

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