Best examples of how he said Ron Wilson won't be fired and that changed, then most recently saying how Allaire was the best Goalie coach and will stay with the Leafs and now his opinion about him has changed.
It's called sticking up for your employees, and is actually an admirable quality to have in a boss.
1)An across the board player of similar value, in a similar position that guy from the Canes was Brandon Sutter.
2)A Staal brother.
Burke had mentioned it in the Draft video, that we were in on the staal sweepstakes but we didn't cave in the price and because we didn't have a staal.
I wonder if the rangers will do the same thing with Marc Staal now.
However as to the speculation on who we might be seeking in a "possible" trade scenario, I'd still put out my vote for Paul Stastny. I just think liles was one part of a possible deal that was brewing between us. It might be an overpayment of our liking but I think it's possible, as he's a valuable piece even though they are very strong in the center area. If duchene shows the promise he was showing at the start of his rookie year, i'd think Stastny might become more expendable with Radar also becoming a very solid second line center.
Originally Posted by ACC1224
I don't see what all the drama here is for.
How could anyone not expect him to try and improve the Team going into the Season?
It is due to Burke being nothing but a fibber apparently.
You aren't a real Leaf / hockey fan is you think Howard Berger has any clue at all what he is talking about
I am not a fan of berger and his writing, rarely do I praise the man, probably once in a blue moon. However I can't deny the fact he has connections, after working with a franchise for god knows how long.
I'm almost certain Brian has something in his wheelhouse that we'll likely see before the next Leafs game is played. There's just a very uncertain environment with the CBA issue that causes things to be put on hold until after everything is clearer. There are such a wide array of factors that could dictate how sensible certain moves are that moving assets before these factors become known is simply foolish.
Will we see a move come to fruition? Very difficult to say, can't pull the trigger right now and so many different circumstances could conceivably cause deals to fall apart right now that seemed promising. Burke has valuable assets that he can afford to move, it's just a matter of the right asset being out there.
Granted, a certain amount of this is likely posturing and controlling discussion/expectation. The goaltending coach situation was a fair bit of bad press and this timing certainly serves the function of shifting the discussion to more optimistic speculation. What information comes to the press is controlled by organizations, and usually controlled for specific purposes. It can be used to shift the nature of the current press, posturing to drum up interest/value in a particular asset, etc etc etc. Likely serves many different purposes that we as a casual fan have no possible way of determining at this current point of time. There's usually a bit of truth in it as well though.