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01-17-2013, 07:20 PM
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Penalty Kill Icing*
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Originally Posted by DougGilmour93 View Post
How was it a moronic move? You don't believe Kessel is a STAR player and a YOUNG one at that? At the time Burke had idea that our first 1st round pick would have been 2nd overall. He had no way of knowing. I assume he thought the players he was icing were capable of playing better and getting results. I know I thought the same as well.
No one can predict the future accurately, but you need to have some idea about it. At least as a NHL GM. Burke totally blew it giving away those picks. He had to understand that NHL doesn't work like NBA where a player can entirely change the team's outcome. For that to be fair deal, those two first rounders had to be low 20s at best.

Even Crosby himself couldn't have propelled that roster to playoffs. So, he screwed it up big time there. No doubt about it.

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