Brian Burke’s Wish List is Obvious, But Can Santa Really Deliver?

December 4th, 2010 by Tyler Lavoie Leave a reply »
As Leaf fans, we all have a working solution in our head that would turn the team around don't we?

Personally, I've had countless discussions (some turned arguments) as to what needs to be done. Surely many of the thoughts floating around in our heads are best case scenarios: no GM rivalries, no salary cap, or anything else in the way of a 5-for-1 deal, but let's try and be realistic for a second.

It was about a year ago that rumors started to spread about Brian Burke making a trade. He said himself that "the culture in the dressing room needed to change" and did so, sending a number of players to Calgary bringing over both Dion Phaneuf and Keith Aulie.

Now, with no real change in the result aspect of his hockey club rumors are again popping up.

Clearly on the wish list of Brian Burke, and on that of every Leaf fan, is a number one centre. One who can play with Phil Kessel, but that's where my discussions have often turned into arguments.

Kessel is a rare breed. If you were to make a list of similar players currently playing in the NHL it would definitely be a short one: Jarome Iginla, Thomas Vanek, Dany Heatley, Marion Ga ...

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