Just under a week ago, Burke requested and received permission to speak with the Ducksâ€™ front office advisor Dave Nonis. Wednesday, the Leafs formally presented Nonis with an offer to join the franchise under the same position as he held under Brian in Vancouver.
The deal is believed to be around the length of 5 years and is likely to be signed sometime this weekend; however, the Ducks would prefer if Nonis remained in his current position in Anaheim.
Dave Nonis operated under Burke for six seasons in the Canucks organization until he became their general manager. After being replaced by Mike Gillis this offseason, Nonis joined the Ducks franchise as a senior advisor.
If he agrees to the contract, Nonis will become the assistant of hockey operations in Toronto.
This furthers the Maple Leafs continuation of adding hockey knowledge to their management. It is also believed Curtis Joseph could be asked to join the team on a management position sooner than later while Burke brings in another goaltender, but for now, Joseph believes he is only improving and it is only a matter of time until he gets his game back.
The deal is expected to be finalized Friday night, or Saturday morning once the Leafs return to prepare for their meeting with the Washington Capitals.