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article imageLeafs GM Burke Shows His Faith In His Team

By Joshua Khan     Oct 15, 2009 in Sports
With the team being winless through six games, one would think Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke would be searching for new additions. But that doesn't appear to be the case at all.
Burke actually took some time to talk to his players after a light-practice today after informing the media he won't rush to sign or trade for new players.
"It was good to meet with Burke and see he has faith in us," said defenceman Mike Komisarek. "If everyone does their job a little better, we’ll be a bit better."
The Maple Leafs are off to a horrible start with a record of 0-5-1 in their first six games of the regular season. Despite going 6-3 in the preseason, the team has struggled offensively and defensively, with their starting goaltender Vesa Toskala having a goals-against average of 5.57 in four starts.
After losing their last game 4-1 to the Colorado Avalanche, everyone turned to GM Burke to see if he would be making any moves. Burke told the media after the loss he plans to stick with the team he has because he has faith in them to play better.
"Burke told the team to relax," said defenceman Garnet Exelby. "He said he believes in every one of us and to relax. Just relax and play your game. Whenever the big man comes down from upstairs, everybody listens. The message was loud and clear. Stay positive and work toward our goal."
Despite having his first full practice today, the Leafs will still be without forward Phil Kessel for Saturday's game in Toronto against the New York Rangers. With both goaltenders Toskala and Jonas Gustavsson out with injuries, it will be interesting to see who the Leafs claim as their current starting goaltender.
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