RoyalDude wrote:Boston Canucker wrote:Four years ago, Burke and Gillis took over teams that had missed the playoffs, and since then the results of their work could not be more different. Yes, of course, Gillis came in with more to work with,
Just lightly brush over this like these two scenario's were very similar. The only similarities were the team, i.e. the Canucks. Burke took over a total fucking mess
I can only imagine if Burke was blessed like Gillis was blessed with having top notch goaltending to go along with the Sedins hitting their prime, along Kesler and Burrows and Edler and Bieksa etc.
You want a fair comparison between Burke and Gillis, compare the situation Burke took over in Anaheim to the situation Gillis took over here. Very similar in fact. Star players in place, just needing a couple tweaks here and there, ie Neidermeyer, Pronger, Selanne and Beauchemin to Hamhius, Erhoff etc.
What a crock of shit. Burke arrived in 98 to a team with a lot of assets.
Mogilny, Bure, McCabe, Ohlund, Hedican, Naslund, Bertuzzi , Scatchard, Aucoin( a 4th overall pick - Bryan Allen) and tons of good gritty players like Walker , Staois, Brashear and May. There was a lot of talent when Fatso got here..... no chemistry and not much of a "team" ..... but he had a shitload of tradeable chips to start a rebuild and guys like Bertuzzi, Naslund and Ohlund were already here. Fatso gave up good gritty players like Staois and Walker in the two expansion drafts and shit the bed three times trying to get a god damned goalie.
Because we had to protect Darby Hendrickson, Jamie Huscroft, Harry York etc. Staios and Walker only played another 15 years and both became pretty fair hard nosed players. But Burke is a fucking genius and he had NOTHING to work with when he got here.
This is too fucking easy.