Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke Says Changes Loom: Let The Speculation Begin!

December 24th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
In a recent article, columnist Vinny Melon reported that he had recently had lunch with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke and was able to ask questions that have been on the minds of most Leafs fans for some time.

Burke is still sticking with his man behind the bench in Ron Wilson. That statement should come as no surprise as he has said that right from the beginning, although even the most staunch supporters of Wilson have started to turn their backs on him—including yours truly.

That's another story.

The statement that caught perhaps the most attention, that came with the most shock value, was this one.

"We're at a critical point of the schedule where most of the games are against Eastern Conference teams. We need some regulation wins if we're going to get back in there. And we haven't seen the progress that we'd like to see. So we're looking to be active again as soon as we come out of the trade freeze."

The statement wasn't a shock so much in the fact that it wasn't obvious, it was more of a shock simply to hear Brian Burke admit it so candidly. 

With this statement in mind, let's e ...

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