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Hug it Out, says Burke

An active voice in the betterment of the sport of hockey, Brian Burke has three rule change proposals according to Darren Dreger. And I like all three, with some trepidation. Among the three, the bear...

Leafs in the hunt for “Norwegian Hobbit”

After tonight's snoozer, let's move on to a bigger and better subject. Some of you may have watched a surprising Norway side battle Switzerland to the bitter end for a quarterfinal birth in their final...

Anaheim GM Brian Burke logs entries

From USA Today - 3/1/2007: Anaheim Ducks general manager Brian Burke has always been among the NHL's most colorful wheeler dealers. In 2005-06, he overhauled his team midseason and made a strong playoff run. Last summer,...

Getting Out of Bottom Five = New Playoffs

Setting up a goal for the Leafs in lieu of a playoff spot, making up seven points to get out of the NHL basement is a good start .. but just how difficult will...

Kaberle Key To Improved Goaltending

TORONTO -- Leafs general manager, Brian Burke, has repeatedly stated he will not ask Tomas Kaberle to waive his NTC. This situation, however, could be key to shoring up the goaltending the Leafs need. Gus...

Leafs in Vancouver, Bowen, Burke

Joe Bowen checks in from Vancouver and discusses the current predicament for the Leafs in goal. Leafs brought four goaltenders with them to Vancouver. Brian Burke discusses his lack of interest if he meets...

Kessel Trade Wrap Up

An interesting question was brought up by Dave Hodge yesterday morning on TSN's The Reporters amid the Phil Kessel whirlwind that erupted over the weekend: if Peter Chiarelli wasn't interested in matching an offer...

Kessel Blockbuster: Initial Reaction

The infamous Brian Burke "stamp" that has become his signature since his times in Hartford, Vancouver and Anaheim arrived in Toronto yesterday in the form of Phil Kessel and at the expense of the...

Maple Leafs Ink Three

According to their website, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed recent draftees Mikhail Stefanovich, Carl Gunnarsson and Juraj Mikus to entry-level contracts. As General Manager Brian Burke continues the process of evaluating the Maple...

Once A Star, Always A Star

Joe Nieuwendyk will officially be announced as the Dallas Stars new general manager on Monday. "I am very excited about returning to the Dallas Stars as General Manager," said Nieuwendyk. "I am ready for...

The Worst Firings in Hockey History

It has been reported that Patrick Roy, who has been hovering around Denver these last few days, has been offered the head coach position for the franchise. I know what you’re thinking, “but doesn’t...

Anatomy of a Turnaround: the 1989-90 Maple Leafs

Excitement abounds these days in the streets of Toronto, as a long-overdue rebuilding effort for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the prospect of a revitalized franchise, moves into high gear. Arguably the last successful revitalization...

Worst General Managers in NHL History

Part 3: 20 Years of Maple Misery From Gord Stellick to Cliff Fletcher Version 2.0 It’s been over 40 years since the Leafs won the cup and while others make fun of the fans for continuing...

Late Night Quick Hits

Couple of quick notes: The conditional pick received in the Nik Antropov trade is determinant upon the Rangers' playoff success. While I'm awaiting confirmation from a team official, the pick seems to be conditioned upon...

More on Moore, Voros

The ongoing contract negotiations taking place between Brian Burke and Larry Kelly, Dominic Moore's agent, are more meaningful than face value. On the surface, trying to re-sign a player that is for all intents...

Burke, Moore closing in on a deal?

Speculation abounds that the Toronto Maple Leafs are continuing their efforts to re-sign Dominic Moore to a reasonable contract extension.   The talks are expected to continue well into this afternoon and evening. Per TSN: Sources tell...

Are Talks Heating Up?

The reputable Eklund is reporting with an always reliable "e4" rating that the Maple Leafs are closing in on a deal with the Vancouver Canucks that will involve Nikolai Antropov heading west in exchange...

The Sens Jump into the Fray

As the trade deadline looms ever closer, the Ottawa Senators have just completed the second major trade in the last few days, by sending San Jose's 2009 1st round pick acquired from Tampa in...

Who’s On Burke’s Radar?

While draft picks are high priority in any potential trade talks leading up to the March 4th deadline, Brian Burke is also said to be targeting a group of young but already established NHLers,...

Boo Birds for the Blue and White

In a season where everyone either predicted or was warned the Leafs would place bottom 5 in the East, I’m a little surprised the team was booed by the club’s faithful fans in a...
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