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Brian Burke is a Boston Bruins Fan.


With each passing day I am more and more convinced that Brian Burke and Peter Chiarelli are actually the same person or at the very least share one brain. The case for:

  1. Pursue a goalie who performed extremely well with AIK in the Swedish Elite league. (BOS: Tim Thomas, TOR: Jonas Gustavsson)
  2. Look for undrafted talent in the NCAA (BOS: Blake Wheeler, TOR: Tyler Bozak)
  3. Bulk up with size on defense (BOS: Zdeno Chara, Aaron Ward, TOR: Mike Komisarek, Garnet Exelby, Francois Beauchemin)
  4. Have an offensive D-man prospect that was a late round draft pick. (BOS: Matt Hunwick, TOR: Anton Stralman)
  5. Have a big d-man in the minors looking to make the jump to the NHL (BOS: Johnny Boychuk 6ft 2in 225lbs, TOR: Phil Oreskovic 6ft 3in 217lbs)
  6. Sign a legimate heavy weight to protect your skill players. (BOS: Shawn Thornton, TOR: Colton Orr)
  7. Have a former Hab that was run out of Montreal on your roster that still carries a grudge: (BOS: Michael Ryder, TOR: Mikhail Grabovski)
  8. Have a former Blues D-man from Southern Ontario (BOS: Dennis Wideman - London, ON, TOR: Mike Van Ryn - Kitchener, ON)
  9. Both teams have at least 7 of their own draft picks on their active rosters.
  10. Colin Stuart is the older brother of Boston Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart.

So, if everything works out the same way, Kadri (Drafted #7) = Kessel (#5), Kulemin (#44) = Bergeron (#45), Stralman (#216) = Hunwick (#224) and Tlusty (#13) should actually be an upgrade over Krejci (#63rd)!

Burke just needs to acquire a Marc Savard-type center (maybe for Kaberle?) and bring in a veteran scoring winger like Recchi and we can plan the parade!

Of course, things will go exactly the same with no deviance at all whatsoever, we can all dream.

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