Brian Burke is Righting the Toronto Maple Leafs, Whether You Like Him or Not

December 5th, 2009 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
He is about as complex as a history buff's take on the Civil War, yet he is as open as Phil Kessel on a two-man advantage.

He is as charismatic as a Tony Robbins infomercial, yet he is a down to earth man who believes family comes first.

Brian Burke has truly become one of the NHL's ambassadors over his stellar twenty-three years of service in the league.

And he is probably the perfect choice when it comes to being the head of Leafs Nation, maybe the most powerful namesake in the hockey world.

After a little over a year, Burke has stockpiled the Leafs with some good young talent in Phil Kessel, Jonas Gustavsson, Christian Hanson, and Tyler Bozak, which should more than make up for the loss of their two first round picks, from 2010 and 2011 and their second round pick in 2010 to get Kessel.

As well, with the sudden emergence of 23-year-old Carl Gunnarsson, the Leafs are sitting on a slew of NHL caliber defenceman.

Something that may just turn out to pay huge dividends come the trade deadline on March 3rd.

Throw in his first round selection from the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Nazim Kadri, and the Maple Le ...

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