Sunday, November 30, 2008

Brian Burke

Is He the Saviour?

With the hiring of Brian Burke, Leaf fans are supposed to believe the team now has the right man in place to guide them to a Stanley Cup. The main problem with this premise is that when the Leafs hired Ken Dryden, the same was said. When they hired Pat Quinn, the same was said. When they hired John Ferguson Jr. (can you believe this?), the same was said.

What makes Burke different? The only thing that will make him different is if he manages the team to a Cup victory. Until he does that it's just the same old story.

Call that classic Leafs pessimism, but maybe you should watch them play: it's just saying what is.


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