Burke has a history of placing the players through the AHL first and stands firmly on this issue. I don't see it changing.
again based on what? only times burke has picked near where the leafs are bound to pick this year is when he grabbed the sedins, who both played in their first years, and kadri and ryan who he sent down.
hardly a "history of placing players through the AHL"
Is this year supposed to include the 2011 draft or the 2012 draft? Because if it's the 2012 draft then there could still be something that happens to make that draft even better (i.e. moving up or down, depending).
If it's the 2011 Draft, I dunno, probably the Wilson firing.