November 30, 2008

Brian Burke era begins in Toronto.: After much speculation, Brian Burke was named president and GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's already closed the book on Mats Sundin's return. He's got a lot of work ahead of him.

posted by dfleming to hockey at 02:21 PM - 2 comments

I would have commented earlier, but I just finished building my shrine to B.B. Hopefully, he'll be able to bring a structure to the hockey club that has not existed before. I think Cliff Fletcher did a terrific job with the contract and salary constraints that he had to deal with. It's been 41 years of wandering in the wilderness, hopefully B.B. is going to build us a path to Stanley.

posted by tommybiden at 11:32 AM on December 01, 2008

I like his concept of what a team should be. I like his blustery personality. I like the fact that he intimidates members of MLSE. I like that the players are scared for their jobs. I like the fact that Wilson is an old friend, which should bode well for him outliving his current contract. I hope he has the patience to do what it takes to build internally.

Cliff did ok, but he betrayed the longview, that being to collect picks and prospects like its easter morning.

posted by garfield at 01:49 PM on December 01, 2008

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