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09-08-2013, 05:48 PM
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I know a lot of people like to make fun of Burke for his "blockbuster" trades in Toronto. I too at times had to scratch my head at some of his trades especially for those top draft picks. However I liked what he was doing overall. I thought he got some top players he found a decent goalie and even though they fired Burke, he probably got the last laugh as the team they fired him over made the playoffs the same year they fired him. With the same roster he put together. I think Burke is pretty smart and has good hockey sense. He sometimes takes risks and sometimes they flop and sometimes they pay off. I wish the Oilers had someone like him. The Oilers has this good old boys system of Lowe, MacTavish, and their buddies they give jobs to. Meanwhile guys like Burke get passed up on. It can get frustrating sometimes. I think Burke will do well in Calgary. They need a rebuild and unlike the Oilers I doubt their strategy will be to come in the bottom 5 for years and years until they have a roster decent enough to win a few games. (Yes I am grumpy today =P )

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