Monday, September 21, 2009

Sneak preview

I'm thinking we can pencil this in for Volume 2 of Why the Leafs Stink:
"But that's Toronto. There's different pressures that exist. And I think they exist whether your name is Ken Dryden or Pat Quinn or Cliff Fletcher or John Ferguson or Brian Burke. And it'll apply to the next GM. I believe the key part of it is you can't get caught up in the immediacy. What happens when you get caught up in the immediacy is that you don't see the forest for the trees. Therefore, a trade for a couple of top 10 picks for Phil Kessel occurs."

The Kessel trade, of course, wasn't a Ferguson stroke. It happened on the watch of Brian Burke, who dispatched what turned out to be two top 10 selections in the 2010 and 2011 drafts to the Boston Bruins in a move to shore up Toronto's offence.


He got 60pts last year. 126 career points.

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