Brian Burke requests for permission from Ducks to speak with Nonis about a management position in Toronto.
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.
It is believed he will become the assistant of hockey operations in Toronto if the Ducks grant Burke permission to persuade Nonis in joining the Maple Leafs franchise. The deal will likely go down sometime this weekend.
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.