You think Kevin Lowe isn’t smiling right now? After blowing a 1–0 lead going into the third and allowing four third-period goals, the Ducks fell to the Dallas Stars on Sunday night. So, on behalf of the great city of Edmonton and the citizens of the OilersNation around the world allow us to be the first to say “Suck on that, Burke.”
We might be up to our eyes in snow here in E-Town, but we can stay warm feeling the rage emanating off of Brian Burke’s gelatinous forehead. Hey Brian, do you miss Andy MacDonald? Do you think trading your leading goal scorer in last year’s playoffs is such a good idea now? How wise was operating the Seniors Back-To-Work Program and bringing back Selanne and Niedermayer? A hat trick of smooth-movery.
And it’s also nice to see that the 1.345 of a reporter that actually covers the Ducks found some time in between articles on Polo and junior Nascar racing to make the following insights:
“When Niedermayer returned and General Manager Brian Burke had to make salary-cap space for him this season and next, Burke had to choose between trading center Andy McDonald or defenseman Mathieu Schneider. He dealt McDonald, the team’s top playoff goal scorer last spring, so he could keep his defense intact.
“That was the wrong decision, not only because the Ducks lost McDonald’s playmaking and scoring but because Schneider is incurably soft and untrustworthy defensively. Those failings were never better typified than when he let Stephane Robidas get past him along the right-wing boards and set up Stu Barnes for Dallas’ second goal.”
Har har har (wipes eyes). Even reporters in Anaheim are questioning ol’ Burkie. It warms our frozen heart, it does. If you want to read more page-15 coverage on the Ducks collapse you can read here:
And you can read about Stephane Robidas outplaying Niedermayer and Pronger here.
Oh it’s rich, lambs. Kiss our frostbitten asses, Anaheim