Thread: Value of: Brian Burke
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01-14-2013, 02:38 PM
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Why are we acting like Burke inherited a complete pile of crap?

Kulemin
Grabovski
Schenn
Gunnarsson
Kaberle
White
Reimer
Stalberg
Tlusty

Then players like Hagman, Stajan, Antropov, Ponikarovsky, Kubina who at the time all had 2nd round deadline value give or take, all of which aside from Kubina Burke capitalized on.

Then tons of cap space. All he really needed was to figure out an identity and stick to it. Instead he threw together a bunch of pylons on D, creampuffs on O, no goaltending and a coach that didn't know how to use either and stuck with it for 4 years.

He could have probably had a top 3 pick in 2009 if he didn't claim Gerber off of waivers. He still got a high pick and botched it about as badly as he could have. He could have had Kessel and a late 1st rounder for Kaberle and the Kadri pick ffs!

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