Thread: Value of: Brian Burke
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01-13-2013, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by IHeartZherdev View Post

Plus, every GM wins trades. Scott Howson has won trades. He won the trades with Ottawa when he was able to get Vermette and dump Pascal Leclaire. He won the trade where he got Umberger. He dumped an AHL guy like Kris Russell and got a productive Nikita Nikitn. He traded a KHL-bound Zherdev for Tyutin.

But no one in their right mind is going to call Scott Howson an elite GM. You can't judge a GM by one or two draft picks, or one or two trades in a vacuum. You have to judge the GM's work as a whole, and as a whole, Burke has hurt the Leafs in the present as their GM (not winning) and future more (tradingnpicks and making bad picks) than he helped it.

You can look at the Jackets roster and and prospects and at least say hey, long term, Johansen, Moore,
Then why does everyone keep judging based on the kessel trade? And it wasnt just one or two trades he won.... if anything, he lost one or two trades.

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