That move with giving Scrivens an extra day of NHL cash I think should show anyone still doubting it that Burke has full control of the Leafs, and doesn't have to answer to MLSE.
i think its a classy move. i know its not burkes personal money and if it were perhaps he might not make a move like that but i think in a frustrating season throwing a player a bone like this is a huge thank you and shows that despite what we all think of burke he has the players in mind always. its an easy thing to forget.
i can admit im frustrated with burke but realistically the absolutely best outcome that could have happened this season was we squeeked into the playoffs at 7 or 8th and got killed. at least this way we add a top prospect. i almost prefer it this way
A chance to get a look at how the guys both/either respond at this level, a good-faith gesture to recognize their play, get 'em a few extra bucks each. With both looking at RFA status, it can't hurt to offer incentives to them like this to keep them in the fold, given there's plenty of competition for one job and that's before trade/free agency.