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by Declan Kerin
on November 14, 2012
in Interviews, Leafs News
- 66 Comments
Brian Burke on Hockey Central – 2012/11/14 Interview: the Maple Leafs GM and President Brian Burke joined Hockey Central at noon to discuss the Marlies season so far and a few other odds and ends.
Other topics touched on by BB include Morgan Rielly and Roberto Luongo, Â about whom Burke makes an “emphatic” denial of the rumours of an all-but-done deal between the Leafs and Canucks.
Tags: Brian Burke, SportsnetFan590
I know nothing about baseball, but aren’t Tim and Sid morons?
yes,,,,,,,,cant stand those 2 clowns
just noticed Matt Finn is not playing tonight….is he injured or is this a day off bc of the super series?
The NHL lockout, where following @walsha on twitter is about as useful as following @hockeyyinsiderr
They’re the ones who said the Leafs would have to START with Gardiner, Kadri, Colborne and Rielly (then the 5th overall) just to bring Gillis to the table on Luongo.
Gillis should be as happy as a pig rolling in shit if he got just one of those 4 players for Luongo!!
Tonight is the WHL team, Finn is OHL
Enough said: CLOWNS………. Btw, Reilly is going to be on sportsnet at 10pm eastern time as he is part of the russian superseries!!!
He means that Finn isn’t on the card for the Guelph game tonight.
Sweet, I’ll tune in.
Oh, my mistake
yeah i should of said from the super series from lastnite,,,,no worries
my favorite show in the afternoon
oh god no…………..lol………….i hate those 2 idiots, and the intro is awful……
i find them entertaining and i like the comically side that they bring to sports cause they are just fans like us that host a radio show and the intro is only 1 min
anyone following this kid Johnathon Drouin? i guess this mackinnons linemate, 14 gms, 29pts,,,,,,,seems like a top 10 pick.
could be another rob pearson
have you watched him at all??? i was just checkng out the stats
I was on my lunch break in my car and thought I’d pass it on. I’m not a big fan of Tim & Sid by any means (I actually prefer Kypreos and MaClean….but that’s not saying much).
In Burkie’s interview:
“If we’re fortunate enough to play,” Burke said, the Leafs would be bringing defenceman Reilly into camp. Ditto 2011 draft choice David Broll, currently succeeding in the OHL.”Those kids deserve that shot,” Burke said. “I want to put them in a position that, if we’re able to play, the coaches have a decision to make on those players.”
I understand the Rielly comment, but know very little about Broll. Has anyone seen Broll, and can comment as to whether he is deserving?
While I hate everyone involved for the current state of affairs, the part of me that bleeds blue and white can’t help but wonder what landscape will look like next season. Leafs set to flush a bunch of contracts are they not? Good time to be a buyer.
Broll’s upside is rather limited, he has played well and is beyond physically mature enough to play. With half a brain he could play a solid bottom six role and make a guy like Lombardi expendable.
Here’s a post I did last Sunday:
Just got back from the London – Soo game. London had a nice Remembrance Day ceremony to start with Veterans in attendance. Nice touch.I saw Broll once last year and one of my comments then was that he didn’t seem like a monster. This year with his facial hair he looks older but doesn’t really seem that intimidating.
I’m not saying that he doesn’t bring a physical element, just that he is not a beast. That said, the Soo is a huge team and Broll might be there 4th tallest forward. Obviously, I can’t speak to his weight. At one point he was playing on a line with Alderson and Petaccio and Broll was the shortest guy on the line. The whole Soo team looked bigger because the Knights are a smaller team to begin with.On the plus side, I see an improvement over last year on his ability to handle the puck. While I
wouldn’t describe him as fast, he has decent speed for a big man and obvious size to shield the puck and is good along the boards. In the first period he was all over the London goalie on a Soo PP and they eventually scored with Broll getting an assist. Also in the first period he had a good collision with M. Rupert and he obviously got the best of that battle which eventually led to roughing penalties. He didn’t shy away from the rough stuff after the whistle and clearly isa bit intimidating in that role. I’m not sure whether or not that will translate into a potential NHL role.In the second period he and the young Russian rookie,Zadorov, had a nice collision which I think Zadorov (6’5” and over 220) got the better of. In the third, Kevin Raine, a LondonDman with a penchant for big hits went at Broll fighting for the puck, got the better of the hit and London eventually scored on the shift. This was Raine’s first game back after suspension, while this was the third game in 3 nights for both teams and all things considered both teams put on a pretty good show. The Soo got beat by a better London team so although Broll wasn’t outstanding, I’d give him a B minus on the night.
mitch: Burkie is about gringing players to camp. But I would have thought D’Amigo and Leo would have been higher up the list.
K2l; I remember the post. But I am confused as to why Burkie wants the coaches to have a decision to make when we have D’Amigo and Leo waiting in the wings.