You still haven't shown me why Brian Burke is a sham.
He's an attention whore, he's an ego maniac and he's offends the shit out of the media but these things don't make him a sham.
Your post just seems like the continuation of a hate crusade you got for Burke instead of an objective analysis.
Anaheim - You're discrediting Burke for winning the Stanley Cup because he inherited a good team and you imply that anyone could have won it with Anaheim's roster at that point of time but Burke was in the right place right time and "lucked" into some good trades. Come on man. If it was that easy, everyone would be winning a SC.
Vancouver - You're discrediting Burke for not going out and getting a goaltender. I can't really comment on this one as I can't remember what options were available to us at that point of time. Cloutier was bad in the playoffs but he did win 30+ games for us in three consecutive season. Do we blame "we choked" on Brian Burke as well?
Toronto - You're discrediting Burke for not being in touch with how the modern player should be coached. Up until 7 or 8 games ago, Toronto was in a playoff position and had been in there for the majority of the season. Then the goaltenders forgot how to goaltend and it was a downward spiral after that.
You're quoting Kevin Lowe to support your argument because we all know Lowe is the most objective and unbiased fan of Burke...
Are you going to quote Don Cherry next time?
Coaching philosophy.. Yes. Bylsma is part of the new generation of coaches that seems to be enjoying quite a lot of success. There's Bylsma and there's Arniel and Payne. Arniel and Payne are both part of the younger generation of coaches that couldn't get it done and were subsequently fired and replaced with arguably older generation guys. Hitch is old school and Richards is just a temp.
Re: Firing Mike Babcock. This isn't the first time you've said this.http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1 ... 34,1125831
There's quite a big difference between firing and not extending. Geezes man.
Sooooo.... Brian Burke is a sham. Blah blah blah. You're like the Wizard of Oz. One pulls away the curtains and there's not much substance.