Originally Posted by dp
It makes the Pogge trade make sense.
MacDonald gives the Marlies more wins than Pogge if he plays in the AHL and he has proven that he can do stints in the NHL.
Looks like Burke wants into the playoffs this year.
might be an "upgrade" to Pogge (personally doubt it, MacDonald had 17 career starts before last season... even Pogge would have gotten starts for the sad sack Isles last year), but there is absolutely no way that Burke can plan to have a playoff caliber team.