Tag Archives: Brian Burke

Firing should have been no surprise to Burke

By Rolf Sturm The time between Brian Burke’s introduction as the Leafs’ new sheriff in 2008 to his farewell this month was four years and two months, give or take. That sounds about right as far as an expiry date goes … Continue reading

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Stick a fork in it, Leafs officially done

When the official end finally arrived with a gutless 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, Leafs’ fans could barely muster enough contempt to rain down a strong chorus of boos. It was more apathy than anything else. Maybe they’re so … Continue reading

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NHL enforcers becoming an endangered species

So Brian Burke believes the NHL is being taken over by rats. The Leafs GM was holding court recently with the media, his trademark bombast at full throttle about how saddened he is that there’s no longer a use for enforcers … Continue reading

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Streaky Leafs dealing with inconsistency in net

Funny what a difference a week makes in Leafland. Last week riding a four-game win streak with The Monster on a roll, the Maples were looking to make it five in a row going into what’s been a graveyard for them … Continue reading

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Last call for Nazem Kadri?

So five games into Nazem Kadri’s latest audition with the Leafs, the slickly talented winger looks like he’ll finally stick with the big club. It’s been a bumpy ride of promotions and demotions since being drafted 7th in 2009 but … Continue reading

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Truculence optional for these Leafs

With today marking the third anniversary of Leafs’ GM Brian Burke’s tenure, it’s a good time to re-visit his now famous vision of building a team with truculence, so boldy laid out at that first media conference. It’s one of … Continue reading

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