Are you there, God? It's me Brian
If you read just one hockey-related article today, make sure you check out Anaheim GM Brian Burke's dear diary from the weeks leading up to the trade deadline:
Trying to trade is like playing musical chairs. You are always afraid to you aren't going to have a chair at the end. You worry that if you say 'no' on one deal, you may not get any. Also, there is a "keeping up with the Joneses mentality", particularly in the Western Conference.My guess is that's a pretty accurate description of how Burke felt at the end of Tuesday after ending musical chairs with just Brad May added to his stable.
Great idea for a post-deadline piece by USA Today.