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by BigTuna
Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 5854

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

Arbour's right, you're forgetting about the bonuses, along with Bozak Toronto offered everything and the kitchen sink to get the Monster, and they were not discovered by Toronto, you had to be living in a cave not to have heard about these guys. Hirsch and Nieuwendyk going over to watch a few games...
by BigTuna
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 5854

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

Typical Leaf-fan mentality... It's not that guys like Hanson, Gustavsson or Bozak were discovered by the Leaves. They were generally considered to be amongst the better players not in the NHL. Evan Oberg and Eric Walsky were in that group, they are now Canucks. The best College player available, Ma...
by BigTuna
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 2791

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

Actually I said pitiful, but pathetic still applies too... You have your rose coloured glasses turned to "FULL TINT" if you think the Leaves don't need those 3 picks. Their best picks are now a second rounder in 2011, and a third rounder in 2010. You don't think that will be an issue for them movin...
by BigTuna
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 2791

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

[quote="dr.dork"] How can you lose two firsts and a second and not take a MAJOR hit in your prospect pool. Is there a definition of "completely incorrect" that I'm missing ? On the subject of trading prospect pools, no, we'll keep Hodgson and Schneider. You can keep Kadri and Gustavsson. However, co...
by BigTuna
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 5854

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

[quote="Cornuck"][quote="the toucan kid"]Burke picks based on what his staff brings to him. His staff is different, and his resources in Toronto to hire the best or most scouts are pretty unparalleled. I'm not saying we should ignore his previous blunders, but the reality is that most GM's don't see...
by BigTuna
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 2791

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

[quote="Island Nucklehead"][quote="BigTuna"] So Leaf fans are already overrating Kadri yet it's ok for you guys to judge him at age 18?[/quote] Weren't you the one comparing them to Getslaf/Perry?? No. I never did. Someone else brought them up. [quote] And to say Kessel, who's 21, had a careeer year...
by BigTuna
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 5854

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

Burke's smart drafting of Eric Tangradi got the Ducks Whitney. Bob Murray should thank him for that. He automatically became Pittsburgh's top prospect.
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 5854

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

[quote="Island Nucklehead"] It says a lot that Boston was more willing to pick Derek Morris for $3M+, knowing full-well Kessel wasn't under contract, and that they quickly and easily signed Krejci, didn't want to trade Bergeron, Sturm, or Ryder... Kessel certainly didn't appear to be a priority, oth...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 5854

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

[quote="DavidPratt_"] No one gave Brian the time of day so where did he angle his sights on? Yup, the 'CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE' (according to anyone living in Southern Ontario). [/quote] Actually, the only people I hear refer to Toronto as the "Centre of the Universe" is Western Canadians who hate th...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 5854

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

[quote="DavidPratt_"][quote="Kel"][quote="BigTuna"] You think David's comments were "Reasonable"? They couldn't have been more biased.[/quote] If you're just talking Pratt then reply to his message. Several people have already made comments before you wrote your blind hate post.[/quote] I'M GOING TO...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 2791

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

[quote="Island Nucklehead"]LOL @ Kadri hype already. You have no idea what these kids will turn into. Schenn is going to be a good defensive d-man. He's not nearly a Drew Doughty. Kessel is a finisher, who had a career year with the best team in the East, with arguably the best set-up man in hockey ...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 2791

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

[quote="jchockey"]Kessel will never be able to become a complete player like Perry. Perry's got his boneheaded moments, but you're talking about a guy who will always be mentioned for Team Canada, has the ability to be a point per game player and play a physical game. Kessel is a one-dimensional, di...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 2791

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

[quote="Kel"][quote="BigTuna"][quote="jchockey"], but both are undersized and if Burke's looking for a Getzlaf/Perry-like combo from these two players he's dead wrong. They won't even be in the same stratosphere as those two. [/quote] Oh please. Both were drafted higher and have put up better number...
by BigTuna
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?
Replies: 79
Views: 5854

Re: BRIAN BURKE: GENIUS OR NOT?

[quote="Kel"][quote="BigTuna"]LOL what blind hate. Kessel asked to be moved and did not want to return to Boston. Chirelli said he would have liked Kessel back. [url]http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=291746[/url] When you say things like "Mortgaged The Future", you make it sound like the Leaves just a...
by BigTuna
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Kessel to the Leaves
Replies: 36
Views: 2791

Re: Kessel to the Leaves

[quote="jchockey"], but both are undersized and if Burke's looking for a Getzlaf/Perry-like combo from these two players he's dead wrong. They won't even be in the same stratosphere as those two. [/quote] Oh please. Both were drafted higher and have put up better numbers at the ages they are than Ge...