I think it would be a good fit. He turned around Vancouver and made them a highly competitive club. I always got the impression that Mike Smith was sort of an un-enthused type of guy, where is Burke is a bit tougher. THats something you want filter down your organization, IMHO. I wonder if there is any chance of him getting hired in some capacity in the Hawks org.
As a Canuck fan, I liked Burke and thought he could turn any team around. The only thing to watch if he becomes GM is his horrible drafting process. He takes a lot of players that have attitude problems.