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02-23-2009, 05:04 AM
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Am I the only one that thinks Burke is the wrong man for the job

I thought that he was in the mind set to rebuild
Iam getting the feeling that this is not the case
I get the feeling that his main goal next yr is to make the playoffs
not trading

Kaberle
Kubina
Antropov (signs a new contract)
etc

What the **** was this yr about anyways

Iam lossing faith

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02-23-2009, 05:53 AM
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I thought that he was in the mind set to rebuild
Iam getting the feeling that this is not the case
I get the feeling that his main goal next yr is to make the playoffs
not trading

Kaberle
Kubina
Antropov (signs a new contract)
etc

What the **** was this yr about anyways

Iam lossing faith
The deadline hasn't even passed..... lets revisit this thread then.

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02-23-2009, 05:56 AM
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Anyone remember the infamous "Red Horner"?

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ill revisit the thread when draft day has passed, i think its too early to tell even at deadline day.

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I thought that he was in the mind set to rebuild
Iam getting the feeling that this is not the case
I get the feeling that his main goal next yr is to make the playoffs
not trading

Kaberle
Kubina
Antropov (signs a new contract)
etc

What the **** was this yr about anyways

Iam lossing faith
lol

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02-23-2009, 06:46 AM
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02-23-2009, 06:49 AM
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Iam lossing faith
What does lossing faith mean? Is that like flossing? How do you floss your faith?

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02-23-2009, 06:52 AM
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I thought that he was in the mind set to rebuild
Iam getting the feeling that this is not the case
I get the feeling that his main goal next yr is to make the playoffs
not trading

Kaberle
Kubina
Antropov (signs a new contract)
etc

What the **** was this yr about anyways

Iam lossing faith
Isn't the goal to make the playoffs every year?

He's said many times, if he could make a deal that will guarantee the Leafs can get into the playoffs this year, he would do it.

They're in the business of winning, not losing.

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02-23-2009, 06:57 AM
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I thought that he was in the mind set to rebuild
Iam getting the feeling that this is not the case
I get the feeling that his main goal next yr is to make the playoffs
not trading

Kaberle
Kubina
Antropov (signs a new contract)
etc

What the **** was this yr about anyways

Iam lossing faith
If we could sign Antropov to a 5 or 6 year deal i'd keep him. I think he is more valuable to our team than a late 1st or 2nd rounder anyway.

Heck if we can sign Antropov to a long-term deal, keep Kabs and Kubina both. Trade Pony/Stemps/Mayers for prospects or picks, Sign Grabo in the summer and get the likes of Cammillier or Jay-Bo we'll be in good shape

Antropov - Cammilliar - Kulemin/Blake

thats a decent 1st line going forward.

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If we could sign Antropov to a 5 or 6 year deal i'd keep him. I think he is more valuable to our team than a late 1st or 2nd rounder anyway.

Heck if we can sign Antropov to a long-term deal, keep Kabs and Kubina both. Trade Pony/Stemps/Mayers for prospects or picks, Sign Grabo in the summer and get the likes of Cammillier or Jay-Bo we'll be in good shape

Antropov - Cammilliar - Kulemin/Blake

thats a decent 1st line going forward.
The problem is if you keep Antropov you probably have to pay him a bloated Tucker contract as a reward or something. Teams with significant money tied up in a Nik Antropov probably aren't winning the cup ever.

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02-23-2009, 07:34 AM
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The problem is if you keep Antropov you probably have to pay him a bloated Tucker contract as a reward or something. Teams with significant money tied up in a Nik Antropov probably aren't winning the cup ever.
I'd give him what his worth

3.5mil

Exactly what Burke offered him. He's going to find it hard to get his 5-6mil on the open market. There isn't a lot of teams what have that cap space, and if they do they'll spend it on the likes of Cammilliar, Franzen, etc...

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I thought that he was in the mind set to rebuild
Iam getting the feeling that this is not the case
I get the feeling that his main goal next yr is to make the playoffs
not trading

Kaberle
Kubina
Antropov (signs a new contract)
etc

What the **** was this yr about anyways

Iam lossing faith
I wasnt a fan, but, i'm willing to give him a chance. ...i doubt he will make as many stupid trades as Fletch did!

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02-23-2009, 08:12 AM
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I think Brian Burke, and Ron Wilson for that matter, are both egomaniacal asshats. That, however, doesn't disqualify them from being good at what they do. No reason to panic yet, at all IMO. Remember, Burke has the lead up to UFA as well, so many trades may not happen until the draft when prying a young roster player away is easier than when the other team is heading for the post-season.

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02-23-2009, 08:15 AM
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I've never been entirely sold on Burke, but it's early days. I don't think the market for Kubina et al. is as good as some people think it is, so why not wait until summertime to ditch them? After the draft, Kubina and Kaberle's NTC's will be null and void. That's when the axe will likely fall.

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Iam lossing faith too guys

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I'll know exactly how I feel once draft day has come and gone...


I have this really bad feeling in the pit of my stomach though that things aren't going to play out the way I want :\

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Iam lossing faith too guys
I've loosed faith in him but I'm not at the lossing stage yet

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The problem is if you keep Antropov you probably have to pay him a bloated Tucker contract as a reward or something. Teams with significant money tied up in a Nik Antropov probably aren't winning the cup ever.
Yes, that's the problem with Antro. I like him as a player. But I don't like him enough to pay him 6 million a season. Heck, if we pay him 6, why not give Poni 5! LOL. I'd rather invest that money elsewhere.

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The deadline hasn't even passed..... lets revisit this thread then.
Exactly. On March 4th we'll know what's really going on.

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I think Brian Burke, and Ron Wilson for that matter, are both egomaniacal asshats. That, however, doesn't disqualify them from being good at what they do. No reason to panic yet, at all IMO. Remember, Burke has the lead up to UFA as well, so many trades may not happen until the draft when prying a young roster player away is easier than when the other team is heading for the post-season.
Never a truer statement written. Well done

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did i miss something when did burke declare he wouldnt trade antropov? i thought he just said antropov hasnt done enough to earn a contract offer?

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I'd give him what his worth

3.5mil

Exactly what Burke offered him. He's going to find it hard to get his 5-6mil on the open market. There isn't a lot of teams what have that cap space, and if they do they'll spend it on the likes of Cammilliar, Franzen, etc...
How is he worth 3.5 million when his career best season was under 60 points? where as Moore who has been with the team for 2 years and is already on pace to beat that isnt worth 2?

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How is he worth 3.5 million when his career best season was under 60 points? where as Moore who has been with the team for 2 years and is already on pace to beat that isnt worth 2?
well sir Moore is having a career season and antropov has been relatively consistent if he stays healthy... u dont sign players based on a career season.. ask JFJ and McCabe how that worked out

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well sir Moore is having a career season and antropov has been relatively consistent if he stays healthy... u dont sign players based on a career season.. ask JFJ and McCabe how that worked out
I think its just favoritism, Leaf fans love Antropov because he has been here a while.

You should reward based on performance, not tenure. Thats why we have been losers since 67

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