Jump to content

Welcome to canucks.com Vancouver Canucks homepage

Photo
- - - - -

MG eating someone else's cake?


  • Please log in to reply
34 replies to this topic

#31 xereau

xereau

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,220 posts
  • Joined: 14-December 06

Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

Burke is highly over rated. Not including his abusive, uncouth personality, consider the following:

As GM:

Hartford -- missed the playoffs, fired
Vancouver -- missed the playoffs 4 of 7 years, early exits other 3, goalie graveyard, fired
Anaheim -- inherited a killer team, won the cup, missed the playoffs the next year, broke his contract!!
Toronto -- missed the playoffs every year, failed to land a single high profile freeagent, sold the farm for a one nut one way player, fired.

The mystique around the man is a complete PR fabrication.
  • 0


"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man:
brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds however,the

timid join him; for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."

Mark Twain


#32 MoneypuckOverlord

MoneypuckOverlord

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,437 posts
  • Joined: 24-September 09

Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

reason why I dislike him? his arrogance, and trashing talking the Vancouver Canucks on multiple fronts. That's where it pissed me off. But really props to him. Look at the Leafs this year. That was all Brian Burke. Well that team.
  • 0

Players Nikolaj Ehlers have been compared too by the fan base of the Vancouver Canucks.

 

1 Pavel Bure

2 Markus Naslund

3 Nathan Mackkinon

4 Jonathan Drouin.

5 Jonathan Tavares

 

http://bleacherrepor...d-top-prospects

combine results.  Ehlers 5'11 162 lbs of solid rock.  


#33 Canucks_Hockey_101

Canucks_Hockey_101

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,195 posts
  • Joined: 05-November 12

Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

Recently, Brian Burke made a comment at an event that went something along the lines of "sometimes you do the work, and somebody else gets the credit". While no doubt he could've been referring to Nonis.. could this not apply to Gillis as well? I like Gillis as a GM, and im certainly not saying he's a bad one. But im curious to know why Brian Burke doesn't get the same type of respect around here.

Many of the top players from the 2011 cup run; the Sedins, Kesler, Edler & Bieksa (not to mention guys like Schneider & Hansen) were drafted by Burke. Not to mention we had some great years under him during the time of the West Coast Express. That was coming out of the disastrous last couple years of the 90's where we had messier.

Now Toronto is having a bit of success after Brian Burke has left. But it's fair to say that the team was built by him. My question is why is Burke often portrayed in a negative light by some fans & media? Was it because of his outspoken nature? .. (He had a couple gems here like when announcing the Bure trade after Pavel asked out he said "Im very PLEASEDD to announce that Pavel bure has been dealt.) .. if you guys find more of these outbursts during his time here, please post them in this thread! It'd be a good laugh


IIRC, Burke's comment was geared toward Gillis' Canucks; that Burke built the team and Gillis is reaping the benefits. Nothing was said against Nonis...
  • 0

#34 nuck nit

nuck nit

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,828 posts
  • Joined: 27-June 10

Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:02 PM

I don't have a big problem with the guy, but...
Question: Can Burke ever just shut the hell up?

Says the guy with 25,000 posts,no less.
  • 0

#35 Honky Cat

Honky Cat

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,586 posts
  • Joined: 16-May 10

Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

Burke is highly over rated.  Not including his abusive, uncouth personality, consider the following:

As GM:

Hartford -- missed the playoffs, fired
Vancouver -- missed the playoffs 4 of 7 years, early exits other 3, goalie graveyard, fired
Anaheim -- inherited a killer team, won the cup, missed the playoffs the next year, broke his contract!!
Toronto -- missed the playoffs every year, failed to land a single high profile freeagent, sold the farm for a one nut one way player, fired.

The mystique around the man is a complete PR fabrication.


I think he tried to fast track the Leafs into the playoffs through trades,and not do the tried and true 'wait for your picks to bloom' route....It obviously backfired to some degree.Then again,look at the Oilers,seems like they've been rebuilding for years doing the old tried and true route....At least Burkie had the balls to go a bit outside the box.
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Canucks.com is the official Web site of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks.com are trademarks of The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.