Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Burke looks for a deal

With a number two spot in the entry draft available, Brian Burke is already receiving calls and thinking of options to possibly make a deal. The new Anaheim GM is relatively happy with the young prospects currently locked up by the Ducks, so he's looking for more immediate help via a trade of players for the pick.

Burke who spent his unemployed off season at his former Vancouver home might be thinking of moving down a tad and still pick up a valuable prospect. One player Burke probably got a fair look at was Gilbert Brule who played for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, Burke could move down to the fifth or sixth spot and still have a shot at someone like Brule.

Regardless of what decision he comes up with, it's pretty well a foregone conclusion that the 2nd pick will be more closely watched than the first overall selection. Unless the Penguins have a huge brain cramp on Saturday, Sidney Crosby should be pulling on a Black and Gold sweater for the folks in Pittsburgh. After that it's the Burke show and the always entertaining hockey exec will surely keep us on the edge of our seats right from the early stages of the draft.

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