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This Can’t Be Called A Resolution

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

Brian Burke professes to be pleased there has been a “resolution” to the Tomas Kaberle situation.

Resolution? What resolution?

For 14 months, ever since a weird piece of NHL draft-day confusion had the Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins thinking they had a deal involving Kaberle before they realized they weren’t talking about the same deal, the Leafs have been trying to get Kaberle on to a plane and out of a Toronto uniform….

The Leafs, meanwhile, have already started pretending they’re happy that he is still part of the team.

This is going to be one big whopper of a lie both sides will have to tell.


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Primis's avatar

And people wonder why we now call them the Laffs.

Is there a worse GM in the NHL than Brian Burke?  Don’t you wonder how the heck he ever managed to get by in VAN and ANA now?

Dumb luck?

Posted by Primis on 08/16/10 at 11:50 AM ET

WingMan's avatar

...a bad GM because he didn’t give away a good player for nothing - like most previous GM’s in Toronto have?  TO is better off keeping Kaberle if they were not going to improve their roster with this trade.  In years past we would have some 3rd and 4th line chumps coming in with over hyped expectation.  Now, we know what we have - too bad there was no deal to be made - but it’s hardly made the team any worse.

Posted by WingMan from The Q C on 08/16/10 at 01:23 PM ET


So, WingMan, you’re saying he’s a GOOD GM for f*cking with Kaberle, driving his value down and then not pulling the trigger so he can lose him for absoLUTEly nothing next summer rather than getting SOMETHING for him now?

Posted by Garth on 08/16/10 at 02:17 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Garth hits the nail on the head.

Burke is the new Milbury.  That is going to be his legacy.

It’d be one thing for Burke to have quietly been shopping Kaberle.  It’s another thing entirely for the divorce to have been so public and messy, and to now be stuck with each other still…  I’m SURE Kaberle will be giving 110% every night for the Laffs now…

Burke truly has no clue what he’s doing.

Posted by Primis on 08/16/10 at 02:43 PM ET

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