Our team has got a good chance to make the playoffs for the first time in eight years and yet the amount of complaining I see would make one think were sitting in the basement of the eastern conference!
His plan is still in motion. You make it sound like it's so easy to acquire big, tough, scoring forwards when in reality they're probably the rarest breed of hockey players these days. The old days with teams with goons with no skill are long gone, nowadays if you want to have a really tough, gritty team, you have to do it through the draft and acquire players like Backes, Lucic, Clowe, etc., who are big and tough but also possess lots of skill
Not what he promised .. See Boston ( Thats the team he wanted to build ,Burke is just flying off the seat of his pant's ) Guys like you Mooseoak are fooled very easily..
Once again, acquiring players like that is really difficult these days, they're extremely valuable and would command a hefty return through trade. Rarely do any of them make it to free agency since teams hang on to these guys, and the ones that are available are usually aging and breaking down. But hey, if you know how to acquire a Lucic or Clowe or Backes, please let Burke know your great ideas
I should also add that if it means we win , then Iam all for it,the Point is..
Burke has never acknowledged his change in philosophy or direction..
yes he has and he's mentioned it recently. He still wants tough players, but he wants them to have skill. Like others have said look at the last few drafts to see the toughness he's trying to bring to the team... Tyler Biggs, Brad Ross, David Broll, Jamie Devane, to name a few. Give it time.
If u haven't notice, he did acknowledge that this team is built on speed but he also said he still likes to put in some size to free them up a lil more. Anyways i dont even care, where that come from, we are playing meaningful games, we can get excited and enjoy a whole season and your gonna complain about that. Also this product isn't finished yet, we are probably 75% at the most complete. This is not time or the season to worry about the fact we are a speed team, the final product will have it all. If in 3 years we are still small with no size up front then come back and start this thread again. Have fun bro with what we have, just enjoy it