And we just might have jumped the gun with Burke.
IF, and I mean, IF, Richie Hall does not get the HC job in Saskatchewan, rumours are that he may want out (okay, okay, it's a Marty York rumour, but you never do know....).
Now if that came to pass, we might regret having hired Burke, because then we might have been able to hire Hall as DC and Assistant Head Coach.
That way, Trestman, an offensive mind, is free to spend all his time on the offence because Hall can run the defence with minimal if any supervision, and we also have the benefit of Hall being in place to take over as HC in case Trestman falls flat on his face (I am not hoping that he does, but we have to be realistic and accept the possibility that he might).
If that possibility of Trestman falling on his face comes to pass, who would replace him if we had to make a move midseason? Burke? Milanovich? I'd feel a lot safer with Hall (or Barrett, or even Daley) on the sidelines. Because with relatively inexperienced guys on the bench in Burke and Milanovich, I think we all know who'd step in as Head Coach if we had to replace Trestman midseason, and I don't think any of us want to see it.