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Op-Ed: Daniel Sedin hit draws moronic remarks from Hartley, Brian Burke

Here's the thing about hits from behind, hits near the boards and on the numbers: it's a crap shoot. The player being hit might skate away unharmed or, like so many have, be severely concussed.

Op-Ed: NHL GM Brian Burke's latest comments expose selfish side

The Calgary Flames' GM and president Brian Burke was hardly compassionate about the players passed over for the U.S. Olympic hockey team. Rather than stay on topic he chose to pontificate and added to his reputation as a - what?

Brian Burke trades former first-rounder for tough-guy Westgarth

The Calgary Flames' acting general manger and team president Brian Burke has a reputation for talking tough. He also has a reputation for liking tougher players and on Monday he went out and acquired one for his team.

Ex-Leaf GM Brian Burke files defamation suit to stop online lies

Former Toronto Maple Leafs' GM Brian Burke filed a civil defamation lawsuit in a B.C. Court on Friday, seeking to stop commentators he says spread lies about him after his firing from the Leafs in January. There are 18 defendants in Burke's suit.

Sharon Gless given Toronto PFLAG Ally Award in Toronto Special

Toronto - On Monday night Sharon Gless talked about being approached by a young man while leaving the movies when she was working on the show Queer as Folk in Toronto years ago. The man asked for a hug.

Maple Leafs' James Reimer out just as Brian Burke checks back in

The Toronto Maple Leafs provide news for fans almost daily. On Saturday it was a 6-0 pounding of the Montreal Canadiens in the Bell Centre, an extra newsworthy result, and now there's James Reimer's injury and a visit from disposed GM Brian Burke.

New Leafs GM: his team needs 'quality goaltending,' may make deal

The new Toronto Maple Leafs GM, one day into his tenure, fueled speculation that the next big news to come from the Leafs may indeed be a trade for Roberto Luongo. Speaking on Hockey Night in Canada Radio he said without goaltending teams struggle.

Toronto Maple Leafs call up 7 AHL Toronto Marlies to NHL camp

Some of them are destined to head back to the AHL, but of the 7 Toronto Marlies called up to the Toronto Maple Leafs camp, some will stick. They include 1 goalie, 4 defensemen and 2 forwards, with all but one having NHL experience.

Op-Ed: Media wrong, Burke firing means no Leafs trade for Roberto Luongo

Brian Burke's larger-than-life persona may have been at the root of his firing as Toronto Maple Leafs GM, but more surely was involved. But if a Roberto Luongo trade was part of the reason, the friction likely came from Burke wanting to make the deal.

Could a Roberto Luongo trade be nixed due to a shortened season?

There's no need for a recitation of the NHL deeds of Roberto Luongo, even before coming to the Canucks the gold-medal goalie was an all-star. But he has a flaw and it's one that, with the lockout now over, may prevent him from being traded this season.

Lockout may take Toronto Maple Leafs to 9 years without playoffs

If the lockout of 2012 stretches into 2013 without Stanley Cup playoffs the Toronto Maple Leafs would finish the non-season near double figures in a dubious category. No NHL during 2012-13 would see the Leafs go 9 straight years without the postseason.

Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke slams ex-goalie coach Francois Allaire

The Toronto Maple Leafs may not miss departing goaltending coach Francois Allaire - according to him, they have a few other guys who think they can do the job.

Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke thinks ESPN's hockey coverage stinks

Brian Burke has lashed out at an ESPN survey ranking the Toronto Maple Leafs as the worst professional sports franchise in North America.

Op-Ed: Time for the other Brian to step up

Toronto - After watching the GM of the Toronto Raptors Bryan Colangelo shift to his plan B in a stunningly quick manner following the loss of Steve Nash, it only seems appropriate that GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs Brian Burke follows in his footsteps.

Longer Luongo deal isn't done, less likely to be 'hockey trade'?

Vancouver - It seems logical, even obvious, that the longer the Vancouver Canucks go without trading Roberto Luongo the harder it'll be to find a taker willing to make a 'hockey trade.' That will force a salary dump.

Toronto Maple Leafs hire Barb Underhill as skating consultant

Toronto - Looking for an edge to help get his team into the playoffs in 2012-13, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has made a new hire. Barb Underhill, a 1984 world pairs champion figure skater for Canada, takes over as the organization's skating consultant.

Op-Ed: Hockey dinosaur Brian Burke compares NHL headshots to rain

Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke weighed in on the headshot parade that is the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs and seems to think it's much ado about nothing. Or of no more consequence than rain at a famous 1967 music festival.

Op-Ed: Brian Burke has failed, Toronto Maple Leafs need new GM

There's no business like the business of sport to get people talking and there is forever fodder for it all in Toronto hockey circles. Soon the Maple Leafs of 2011-12 will officially bow out of the playoffs and their next season will unofficially begin.

Another Maple Leafs loss, playoffs officially look like longshot

This Maple Leafs season with periods of strong play, and results, throughout, has for their fans now taken a turn for the...frightening. If Thursday's 2-1 loss to the slumping San Jose Sharks was worrisome then more so is Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Caps.

NHL: Sharks take bite out of struggling Leafs Special

Toronto - With the trade deadline just days away, Thursday’s performance by the Toronto Maple Leafs did little to quell the rumours surrounding the team lately. If anything the trade chatter and speculation, whether fact or fiction, will probably only intensify.

Don Cherry on Leafs swoon: 'it's so easy to blame the goalie'

One of Canada's biggest Toronto Maple Leafs fans talked about things the Leafs need to do to get back to winning hockey. And despite years of making fun of a goalie he once coached, Don Cherry's big message was - don't blame the goalies.

NHL: Leafs trade Beauchamin for Lupul, Gardiner and draft pick

Brian Burke seems to be becoming synonymous with pre-deadline deals. It was just last January that the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager swung goaltender Vesa Toskala and Jason Blake to Anaheim in exchange for J.S Giguere.

Op-Ed: The inspiration of Toronto Maple Leafs' Brian Burke

When I first heard Brian Burke was coming to Toronto as general manager, I was less than enthused about the whole thing. He had won a Stanley Cup, but, what had he done lately?

Leafs GM Burke Shows His Faith In His Team

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.

Burkie's Dog House a Hit on Night Of Season Opener Special

Whether it's peanuts at the ballpark, or tailgate barbecue before an NFL game, food and sports seem to go hand and hand. And now hockey fans, more specifically Leaf fans, have a food they can call their own -- the Burkie Dog.

General Manager Brian Burke Will Not Join Toronto Maple Leafs

Brian Burke will not be riding into town on a white horse, the man ready, willing, and able to fix the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's staying in Anaheim. Pardon my language, but, well, #!@?#!.
 

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