Paging Mr. Burke! Mr. Brian Burke, please do something!
There's a line in a recent article about Dave Nonis that is very telling to me:
"Nonis left the distinct impression he's very much in control of things, which may come as some comfort to the faithful who are used to the more theatrical style of his predecessor."
Right now, all Mighty Ducks fans are on the verge of hysterics. We are watching the Queens, the Penguins, the Blackhawks, the Panthers, the Blue Jackets, the Wild, the Thrashers and every other team not named after a Disney movie make moves to improve their team. Meanwhile, we don't hear crap from our supposed genius GM and are left with nothing but conflicting reports that he is either going to do nothing, going to sign a player soon, going to be near the cap, going to leave room under the cap for flexibility or going to use the cap money to buy himself some office furniture.
That line tells me that this is what Canucks fans have been going through for years. Apparently, this is how Burke works, and it's driving me, and from the sounds of it, every other Ducks fans absolutely crazy! At least in the past we knew we weren't going to do anything, so there were no raised hopes to be crushed. But now, we expected Burke to improve this team. While he still might, it would be nice if he did SOMETHING before the end of the day just to let us know that he is not dead.
Since the start of UFA there are only nine teams that have not made any moves. Anaheim, Toronto, Buffalo, Colorado, New Jersey, Tampa Bay, Washington, Nashville and San Jose. I'd hate to be the last team to make a move in free agency.
Mr. Burke, anytime you feel like doing something, please feel free.