My biggest fear is Burke signing the Sedins. I can't get over their creepy disposition for having to be around or play with each other, nor can I like their style of play. They aren't anything special, and we don't need them there.
We have no first line talent or anyone capable of being first line talent (except maybe Kadri). There is no guarantee Nash or Kovalchuk make it to free agency next year.
There is no market for the Sedins. And with Montreal acquiring Gomez we are one of few teams that can afford them. PPG players make obscene amounts of money, we can get the Sedins cheaper just because they come as a package deal.
In conclusion, as long as it's a reasonable term for reasonable money - I'm all for it.
I wouldn't call the Sedins *******, personally. They'll go into the corners and come out with the puck routinely.
The point stands, though. They are excellent players but they are simply not capable of leading a team to a Cup...and they want contracts resembling those of players that are capable. If Daniel and Henrik Sedin are the face of your team, you are very likely not going to win.
If we sign the Sedins at the type of contracts they are asking for, what it tells me is that we'd rather be decent now than risk building a team that can be better than decent later. In other words...typical Leafs. Do just enough to make it look like you're a contender, but in reality, make a team that makes MLSE richer but is no serious threat. With the Sedins under contract, it's extremely difficult to afford a REAL first line without having zero in the defense/goaltending departments.
I'm not wasting my time watching a team that claims to have higher aspirations and good motives but doesn't. I'm not "switching teams" because I don't believe in that, but I'll certainly not going out of my way to watch the Leafs. I'd probably watch them 1-2 times a year at most.