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03-28-2013, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Chessarmy View Post
He did great things with the Ducks, and the current Leafs roster is basically his work.
He inherited Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Dustin Penner.

Signing Niedermayer was a good move, but a dog could have done the same. Scott wanted to play in Anaheim and took $1.2M per year less to do so.

The Pronger trade was great. But it's also Chris ****ing Pronger. How smart do you need to be to make that trade? He also inherited the assets, in Lupul and Smid, to make that trade.

People forget how stacked Anaheim was with young talent coming out of the lockout.

I don't think he deserves many accolades for Anaheim's success. Toronto also never made the playoffs under Burke's tutelage, and I doubt they'll be anything better than a #8 seed this year.

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