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08-30-2010, 06:16 PM
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Holy crap. I don't even think Islanders fans would give that long of a rant for Milbury.
Reasoned critique with ample evidence to back up my thesis - not a rant.

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Anyone hear from Gberg lately?

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I wonder if Wet will ever get tired of posting the same post, word for word, over and over again.

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Forgive me for not remembering/knowing (merely curious).
What injustices has Burke done to you as a Canucks fan?

Apart from these tampering charges... LOL


And yes, I guess I wouldn't know if Burke is lying.. but I don't think I would be able to survive if I went around thinking everyone was a liar.
It's Wetcoaster. "Burke finds cure to cancer" to a normal person reaches Wetcoaster's brain as "Burke cause overpopulation and environmental degredation"


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I wonder if Wet will ever get tired of posting the same post, word for word, over and over again.
Truth is truth... and the classics are timeless.

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Truth is truth... and the classics are timeless.
You should probably at least update it since we all know you're going to post it again.

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I wonder if Wet will ever get tired of posting the same post, word for word, over and over again.
In fairness, it was meant to enlighten the Toronto poster Gberg, who wanted to know why
Vancouver fans would ever be so recalcitrant as to NOT trust Burke at his "word." And basically
what do we have against him as our former GM.

I know that opinions of Burke's performance here vary, but no rational observer could say that he did a really good job with the team. Most would say he was mediocre at best, and he got fired for sufficient cause.

That's all ancient history for us, and most of us have rightfully moved on. But Toronto fans who seriously want to know about Burke's track record need to learn what happened here. "Those who do not read history are doomed to repeat it." The Sweatt issue raises the ghost of the past in the present, and suggests that the Leafs will have a turbulent, wheel-spinning future while Burke is at the helm.

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Just Burkie re-writing history yet again.
or the agent re-writing history

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or most probably both are correct

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You should probably at least update it since we all know you're going to post it again.
Why? All I am dealing with is Burke's history with the Canucks.

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or the agent re-writing history

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or most probably both are correct
It is a Burke predilection - I have seen nothing that suggests the same from the agent or player.

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It is a Burke predilection - I have seen nothing that suggests the same from the agent or player.
that doesn't surprise me

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In reality, all that matters now is that Sweatt is a Canucks prospect after he was not signed in Toronto. Whether Burke or the agent has a revisionist history is moot.

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In fairness, it was meant to enlighten the Toronto poster Gberg, who wanted to know why
Vancouver fans would ever be so recalcitrant as to NOT trust Burke at his "word." And basically
what do we have against him as our former GM.

I know that opinions of Burke's performance here vary, but no rational observer could say that he did a really good job with the team. Most would say he was mediocre at best, and he got fired for sufficient cause.

That's all ancient history for us, and most of us have rightfully moved on. But Toronto fans who seriously want to know about Burke's track record need to learn what happened here. "Those who do not read history are doomed to repeat it." The Sweatt issue raises the ghost of the past in the present, and suggests that the Leafs will have a turbulent, wheel-spinning future while Burke is at the helm.
Very good post.

But to give Burke credit where it's due -- he turned the Canucks franchise around and made us competitive again. He also made some key acquisitions that we still enjoy today. I was actually disappointed when he was let go because I saw his replacement as being a step down and was probably proven right. However, times change and I'm very happy with the current management of the Canucks. If Burke were to ever return to the Canucks I would have no choice but to grab a rope and go looking for a basement rafter.

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Burke would offer to drive you to the basement

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Very good post.

But to give Burke credit where it's due -- he turned the Canucks franchise around and made us competitive again. He also made some key acquisitions that we still enjoy today. I was actually disappointed when he was let go because I saw his replacement as being a step down and was probably proven right. However, times change and I'm very happy with the current management of the Canucks. If Burke were to ever return to the Canucks I would have no choice but to grab a rope and go looking for a basement rafter.
Burke was good here despite some people's opinions. Turned the team around, exciting and made money for the owner who, IMHO, was more interested in building franchise value to sell the team than winning the cup . Burke was superb in Anaheim but he's been bad in TO.

Nonis was just too much of a ditherer, and that didn't match with Aquallini's desire to win.

Gillis has been very good. It helps to have an owner that is demanding of results, prepared to spend what is needed but hands off on roster management. Gillis matches well to Aquillini. Best owner-GM-fan match of the 3.

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