Brian Burke: Dipping a Toe in the Free Agent Pool?

February 28th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs President and General Manager Brian Burke has endured more than his fair share of adversity in this, his first full season on the job. It isn't about to get any easier. From the time he took the reigns of this club from Cliff Fletcher, Burke must have known that it wasn't going to be easy. In the face of personal tragedy, and the intense scrutiny of heading up a team in the self proclaimed " center of the hockey universe ", Brian Burke has been nothing short of, well, truculent. That said, his team is heading into the stretch second last in the NHL. Clearly, there are changes coming. Some of those changes will likely come via the free agent market this off season. What's to follow are few free agents that I feel will be high on Brian Burkes wish list, alot of people will discount some of the names listed for various reasons such as salary cap issues and even the potential players possible lack of desire to play here. A couple of these names will likely not even be discussed, but come free agent time, fans of the team will all want to know why not. To the would be doubters I say this. Not many of us thought that there was a chance of anyone prying P ...

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