it was pretty disgusting how brian burke made a huge deal about offer sheets when penner got signed away from him, then partly for his own vanity did he make a trade with boston for kessel, which happened to include absolutely no players besides kessel.
You have to cut Burke some slack on Kessel. If I recall, the Bruins made it pretty clear that they weren't in a position to sign Kessel given their cap issues. Plus, Burke did in fact trade what has turned out to be a pretty penny for him. (Kind of like asking your girlfriend's parents for permission before proposing). And you better believe that another poor performance that leads to the Bruins getting another top five draft pick will result in Burke's prompt dismissal.