Thursday, September 17, 2009

Burkie!

WHAT IS A STANLEY CUP RING WORTH???
FOR BRIAN BURKE…$18 MILLION DOLLARS…
THAT’S WHAT THE LEAFS ARE NOW PAYING BURKE AS PART OF HIS 6 YEAR CONTRACT…
DESPITE ALL THE HYPE…SO FAR BURKE HAS NOT REALLY DONE MUCH TO EARN IT…
LAST SEASON THE LEAFS FINISHED 12TH IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE…
MADE A COUPLE OF MINOR DEALS AT THE TRADING DEADLINE…
WERE UNABLE TO MOVE UP IN THE ENTRY DRAFT…
AND IN THE OFF SEASON SPENT $33 MILLION DOLLARS TO SIGN MIKE KOMISARIK AND FRANCOIS BEACHEMIN…
TWO DEFENCEMEN WHO LAST SEASON COMBINED FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF 6 GOALS…
IN THE MEANTIME…BOB MURRAY…
THE MAN WHO REPLACED BURKE IN ANAHEIM…
HAS COMPLETELY RETOOLED THE DUCKS…
THANKS TO BURKE…AND HIS MISMANAGEMENT OF THE SALARY CAP…
THE DUCKS WERE FORCED TO GIVE AWAY ANDY MCDONALD TO ST. LOUIS…
AND AT THE START OF LAST SEASON…
THE TEAM COULD NOT GET BOBBY RYAN INTO THE LINE UP…
AFTER MURRAY CLEANED UP THE MESS…RYAN WENT ONTO SCORE 31 GOALS IN 64 GAMES…
IN FACT SINCE TAKING OVER LAST NOVEMBER…
MURRAY HAS TRADED AWAY 7 STARTERS INCLUDING CHRIS PRONGER…CHRIS KUNITZ…SAMEUL PAHLSSON AND TRAVIS MOEN…
THE PRONGER DEAL ALONE GAVE THE DUCKS…3 FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICKS FROM THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS…
NEVERTHELESS…DESPITE ALL THE CHANGES LAST SEASON…
ANAHEIM NOT ONLY MADE THE PLAYOFFS…
THE DUCKS KNOCKED OFF SAN JOSE IN THE FIRST ROUND AND THEN PUSHED DETROIT TO A 7TH GAME…
IN THE SUMMER MURRAY RESIGNED SCOTT NEIDERMAYER…
AND LANDED SAKU KOIVU AS A FREE AGENT …
TONIGHT ANAHEIM FANS WILL GET THEIR FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW COMBINATION OF “KOIVU AND TEEMU SELANNE”…
ALSO IN THE SUMMER…MURRAY GAVE UP A 3RD ROUND DRAFT PICK TO THE LEAFS FOR GOALTENDER JUSTIN POGGE…
WHICH NOW SETS THE STAGE FOR THE DUCKS TO UNLOAD J.S. GIGUERE…AND THE $13 MILLION DOLLARS HE’LL MAKE OVER THE NEXT 2 SEASONS…
JUST ANOTHER “LEFT OVER” FROM THE BRIAN BURKE ERA…
ADD IT ALL UP…AND MAYBE…JUST MAYBE…
THE LEAFS HIRED THE WRONG GUY!!!

2 comments:

Gardie's World said...

All excellent points Big Daddy!!! I think Burkie is the most over rated GM in the game. He basically inherited the Ducks team that won the cup, and then as you point out so well, that he left them in shambles...he's a bum, but his wife is kinda hot!!!

The Mystery Fan said...

Dave, you only know me from one heart felt rant. I'm not the $200 haircut guy and neither are you. We're watching the Canucks at the Byrd pub on a Saturday night. Well, maybe you are, but you know what I mean.
A couple of things are being attributed to me that are just not true. I would like the opportunity to set the record straight. Especially about Breitman who's article was partly inspired by me. I would like to address this on air tomorrow.
Richard "The Mystery Fan" Beech