Posted: 4/11/2012 10:56:43 AM
i don't understand all the hate on burke
When he came here, we had no picks and no potential players!
#1 who knew we would have got seguin, and if seguin was in toronto do you really think he'd do well? Hell NO! he's great but
-The pressure of being a #1 player, his size and no one around him like he has in boston. In toronto he'd face all the checking lines and wouldn't do well
#2 Burke came here with nothing, he had kubina,mccabe,tucker (i think?), blake, all with bad contracts and NTC
#3 We now have decent prospects (look at the marlies team)
#4 we had two players in top10 in points! till lupul got hurt
#5 people say we could have built threw the draft, okay?? so we had picks from 5-15 (aside from seguin) and how many of those picks
became strong players..skinner? henrique?
-you need a top3 pick in order to say you got something special..(i.e penguins) malkin,crosby,flower, stall
Leafs will draft Galchenyuk or Grigorenko (i belive someone will go for forsberg or subban from the top 5)
Or that pick will be moved for nash (but the trade will be in our favor)
-This years draft for the top 6/7 is strong so either move helps us!