Brian Burke To Toronto?
Posted by Marc-Andrew Bezbatchenko on November 20, 2008
Well, its been about a week since the Anaheim Ducks former General Manager Brian Burke declined a contract extension and left, and now there’s some speculation that he might be heading to Toronto. Its already been 3 months into the NHL 08-09 campaign, and the Maple Leafs are yet to be excited.
The Maple Leafs current GM, Cliff Fletcher, made some off-season moves to hopefully juice this team and city up for a much waited playoff run, but by acquiring Niklas Hagman, Mikhail Grabovski, Dominic Moore, Jeff Finger, Jonas Frogren, Mike Van Ryn, and Curtis Joseph, the team still sits in 10th place among the Eastern Conference while sitting in 4th in the Northeast Division, only in front of Ottawa, which has 15 points. Plain and simple, the Leafs have 18 points, and they need more.
So a solution now….. sign Burke.
Burke has experience as he won a Stanley cup as recently as 2006-2007. The last time the Leafs won a cup, in 1967, Brian Burke was 12….he’s 53 now.
So with that being said…why don’t you (Leafs and fans) cut that piece of garbage guy who was supposed to “reform” the organization and sign this guy. What do you have to lose? Or you could keep losing to those damn Sabres and Canadiens all the time, or have to worry about a second franchise coming to town.
In conclusion, Brian Burke coming to Toronto to help the Leafs could only bring good.