Brian Burke is a Dinosaur
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03-03-2013, 10:38 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Originally Posted by
Minister of Offence
What were Burke's methods in Anaheim? Take over team mostly built by someone else...and have the luxury of easily signing Neidermayer because Rod was already there and use assets provided for him to grab Pronger. It sounds more impressive then it is. The deals that turned Anaheim from good team to Cup winner weren't crafty...they were kinda brainless.
He had a chance to build a team from the ground up in Toronto and failed miserably while many teams were using metrics. It's in its infancy but they've found a way to explain a lot of different areas of life with numbers, they may with hockey as well..although if it happens, it'll be a process.
It's never gonna replace the eye completely, and probably not even mostly....but the eye can be deceiving as well. His eyes led him to constantly beleive his goaltending was better than it was, among other delusions.
Burke brought in that entire Anaheim D corp and most of the bottom 6. Don't let your bias against Burke cloud your view of reality. And how did he fail miserably in Toronto? Last I check they are a good young team this year.
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