"I'm not interested in getting our asses kicked in the first round," Burke spoke on the FAN 590 Radio. "I'm not paid just to get in the playoffs. We could have got in last year if we'd traded our kids for a couple of 30-year-olds.
"I want to get in with a reasonable chance to (advance deep) or bloody someone's nose while doing it. I think we'll be able to do something (trade-wise)."
Burke hinted at a trade for a big center or winger which could come very soon as he usually abstains from the chaos of the Feb. 27 deadline.
"I'm a January guy," he added. "I set my price and try and let my team play through the deadline (without worrying about trades). The math doesn't work at the deadline when 24 teams are buying. There can only be one (Stanley Cup) parade."
Burke is aware that a move will potentially cost him one or more of the young assets in the system or even this year's first-or-second round draft picks.
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