And Burke comparing the hype surrounding the Sedin's to Mario Lemieux and Eric Lindros is utterly hysterical. Not even close, especially in the case of Lindros, who was heralded as the next Gretzky. I don't recall Henrik Sedin ever being expected to score 2,000 points over his NHL career.
The reality of that time was that the team was a disaster, tickets were easy to come by and cheap (exactly why Burke was trying to hype them up so much - to help sell tickets), and there were not a lot of Canuck fans sold on the idea that a couple of Swedish twins were going to save the franchise.
Sedin's have way, way exceeded their expectations.
Lol I find it so funny how that quote gets blown out of proportoin, what he said was that he sees him as a future captain and that he wasn't moving him. He said "If someone offers us something outragous like 10 first rounds picks, then he's on a plane. That's the way it is"
Also the narrator was saying that too, it wasn't just Burke, so you see it was a widely expected that these guys would one day be stars.
And how can u make fun of him saying that (Which he didn't) then trading Schenn? You think he doesn't always mean what he says?
Well then I guess when he says "Seeing Riemer makes us rethink our goaltending situation" and "We are willing to upgrade at goaltending at a resonable price" he could be just blowing smoke. So he could actually be desperate for Luongo, and be willing to pay more than the scraps you think he will garner, since he said he "wouldn't trade schenn for 10 first" then traded him later on.
And you are dead wrong about this Sedin thing, you have already demonstrated you know very little about the team, so it's no surprise everyone disagrees with you again. But that's all beside the point.
Hodgson was expected to be a 1st liner no? A poor mans Stamkos? Which he isn't and won't become, so then I guess he is the most overhyped draft pick we have ever had, and he is a bust since he isn't living up to expectations, by your logic. So then that means the deal wasn't actually that bad deal, trading away a bust right? Someone not living up to expectations? With ton's of better players drafted later on?
These are all the same contradicting arguments (Contradicting for you not me) that you have made, but nonetheless you will come and reply and spin this someother way, can't wait to see your reply King.