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Sunday, December 16, 2007

This is why Brian Burke sucks

Best GM in the game by some. To me, he sucks. He is the most overrated GM along with Kevin Lowe. Let's take a trip down memory lane with with Brian Burke.

The Ducks trade Sergei Federov to the Blue Jackets. Talk about luck. If Federov is not traded, he would have been bought out, and screwed the Ducks. Burke got lucky because Columbus was struggling and they wanted a quick fix, and Federov was a sexy name out there. Good-bye 6.1 million. Burke gets some credit, but I wouldn't call it all him.

The Ducks sign Scott Niedermayer away from the New Jersey Devils. A great move by Burke, no doubt, but how much credit does he deserve? None. The only reason why Nieds signed with the Ducks was because a) they offered a fair deal, and b) his brother Rob played with them and he wanted to play with him.

Ducks sign Teemu Selanne out of good-heart. Look, no one expected Selanne to do anything. The only reason why they signed him was to be nice and give him one last shot with the team he started with. Burke doesn't deserve any credit because Selanne was signed for 1 million, and it wasn't like he was Jeremy Roenick bad. Who wouldn't have taken a shot. Only reason why Selanne picked Anaheim was because Selanne liked it there.

Ducks acquire Chris Pronger. Besides the fact Kevin Lowe is a retard, Burke did make a good move. Pronger and Nieds was one of the top defense duos ever. But still, I still think this is more of Kevin Lowe is a turd than Burke is smart.

Ok, now is where Burke blows it. Ducks win Stanley Cup, yay?

Burke signs over-the-hill stiff Todd Bertuzzi for 2 years and 8 million. This after Bertuzzi has been injured over the past 2 seasons and has done nothing since his 50 goal season to derserve any money. And Bertuzzi is injured this season, surprise! And this led to...

Having to allow Dustin Penner to leave the Ducks and take an offer sheet to go to Edmonton. And then Mr. Burke bitches and moans. Well, Mr. Burke, first off, you overpaid for Bertuzzi which limited your cap space so you could not afford to sign Penner if he was offered a offer sheet. And second, maybe Mr. Lowe realized he didn't get enough for Pronger, and he wanted someone else. You also got some good draft picks, so calm down.

Ducks place Ilya Brzgalov on waivers and lose him for nothing rather than trading him in the offseason. You are telling me there were no takers for Bryzgalov? Tampa Bay? They didn't even get a pick. They then traded a player to Washington so they would not claim him so Phoenix could take him. Why not trade him to Phoenix for a 5th round pick or something?

Instead of telling Niedermayer, look we can't keep waiting, tell me if you are going to play now, Burke let it wait out, and now Nieds decides to come back. Screwing the Ducks over, now they have to trade some players for cap space. So Burke...

Trades Andy McDonald, off 2 70+ point seasons and seems to be up and coming, but he is struggling this season, but so did Brad Boyes..., for veteran Doug Weight. Weight is over the hill like teammate Todd Bertuzzi. He won't put up more than 50 points in a season, most of those assists, and is struggling this season, when he plays with guys like Kariya and Boyes (name sound familiar?) Now, when I thought of what the Ducks needed to do, I thought they would trade a 2 million dollar player for a pick or prospect, but no, Burke traded one of his best players for Weight. Salary difference? Weight makes 3.5 million with a 2.152 cap hit for the Ducks. McDonald? 3.33 million with a cap hit of 2.050 for the Blues. WAIT WHAT THE HELL!?!?! I thought they were trying to dump salary but they picked up salary.

My point.


Anonymous Ducks? said...

Isn't this a bruins site?

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Brian Burke had come to Boston when he was in between jobs (which was the rumor) the Bruins would have won a cup by now.

Do you keep Auld as the starter when Thomas comes back? I hope so....

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

its sergei fedorov. he is the man by the way. maybe burke wasnt happy with mcdonald, his numbers have sucked.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

its sergei fedorov. he is the man by the way. maybe burke wasnt happy with mcdonald, his numbers have sucked.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually,Selanne started his career with the Winnipeg Jets in'92-93..get your facts straight.

Besides, I though this was a Bruins's web-site

5:03 PM  
Anonymous big-e said...

I think having two good goalies is the way to go. Thomas will be number 1, but Auld is number 1A. At least now we know Manny isn't around and Rask can develop in Providence.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So all of his good moves were luck??? Sounds like your just hatin on brian burke for whatever reason. I wouldnt call him overatted, considering he did aquire the pieces to win a stanley cup.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Birdman2403 said...

I would love to see Brian Burke as the Commish !! Seriously, you may not agree with everything he does, but the guy knows his hockey ! And the best part he calls it like it have to appreciate that !! But yeah....who cares about him....GO B'S !!

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only reason Kevin Lowe traded Pronger was because Pronger didn't want to stay in Oilers...Otherwise he would still be in Oilers right now...

12:21 PM  

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