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01-13-2013, 03:27 PM
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Getting back on point, the reason Burke is terrible...
Jackets and Leafs both had 4 season of being terrible, coaches being fired, and just being plain awful.
However, the Jackets roster NOW - after those four years or garbage is full of young NHL talent:
Jack Johnson, Nick Foligno, Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, John Moore, Cam Atkinson, Derick Brassard, Ryan Johanson, Tim Erixon, Nikita Nikitin, etc...plus they have the top D prospect in Ryan Murray and other good prospects like Jenner and Savard.
The Leafs roster, now, after four years of garbage should at least be full of solid, young, up and coming NHL talent. But it's not. It's mostly garbage, expendable players with a few bright spots, but not nearly enough.
That's extremely poor general managing.
The situation in Toronto is very odd. They're built to be ready to compete just as their best players are hitting UFA. That isn't typical of teams who finish bottom-10 for 4 years. The only young cheap NHL players are Gunnarsson, Gardiner, and maybe Reimer Kadri, and Frattin. The entire process was very unusual. More than one way to skin a cat I guess, but it will be interesting to watch them tackle this.
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