Friday, December 13, 2013

Burke starts changes in Calgary

From where I sit it looks like it didn't take long for Brian Burke to start changes in Calgary...


Quite frankly the Flames needed to get rid of Jay Feaster. He never really had the confidence of ownership, and the Ryan O'Reilly debacle made the team look stupid. As soon as Burke was hired, Feaster must have seen the writing on the wall. This leaves Flames fans with reason to hope...and reason to worry. Yes, there will be more truculence. And Burke's teams become competitive. Eventually. The Ducks were the only franchise where Burke was actually there to enjoy the spoils. Everywhere else, the team reached relevance after Burke was fired. Burke has made it clear he won't have a lot of patience for a long rebuild. So, we can expect some big trades. The question is will Burke manage to acquire the Sedins like he did in Vancouver? Or trade away Seguin and Dougie Hamilton for Phil Kessel? One way or the other it will be entertaining to watch.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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