Vancouver Canucks Will Demolish the Toronto Maple Leafs, Thanks to Brian Burke

November 13th, 2010 by Joel Prosser Leave a reply »
Barring an upset, the Vancouver Canucks should win handily over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada.

The Leafs are 1-7-2 in their last ten games. The Canucks are 7-2-1.

The Leafs are 24th overall on the power play (11.1 percent) versus the Canucks, who have the second best power play in the NHL at 26.8 percent.

The penalty kill is a little closer, with the Leafs 26th overall (76.5 percent) vs the Canucks modest 11th overall (85.4 percent)

The funny thing is, Brian Burke can take credit for the winning team on Saturday night, either way.

On November 28 2010, Burke will mark the second anniversary of his appointment as GM in Toronto, but prior to that he was GM in Vancouver from 1998 to 2004 (he also won a Stanley Cup in Anaheim, but this article isn't about Ducks, mighty or otherwise).

The Canucks were picked by many publications this summer, such as the Hockey News, to be the Stanley Cup favorites.

While current GM Mike Gillis has added some significant pieces, the Canucks are built around a core of players that Burke either acquired directly, or by extension through his protege a ...

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