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Posts tagged ‘Brian Burke’

4
Dec

The Toronto Maple Leafs Suck

Doesn’t the title of this post speak for itself?  The Leafs just plain suck.  As a Torontonian and a Leaf fan, the Leaf’s situation is looking bleaker by the day.  We are plummeting down the standings, and are in a massive funk.  We can’t even get empty net goals and close out teams.  We are losing games with ten seconds left.  We cannot put the puck in the net, as evidenced by the thorough 5 – 0 shellacking we received at the hands of the younger Edmonton Oilers.  We are set to finish in the bottom 3 again, and give Boston another potential superstar. Read moreRead more

11
Nov

Toronto Raptors: Where Backups Come to Start

Early on in the NBA season, one thing is painfully clear. The Toronto Raptors will have a very difficult season, struggle often, and be one of the bottom 3 teams in the league. Read moreRead more

5
Nov

Toronto Maple Leafs 2010 – 2011: Back to Reality

12 games into the NHL season, the Toronto Maple Leafs look a lot like the hockey team that everyone sees when they look at the roster on paper. The Leafs are deep on defense, have two reliable goaltenders, and barely any scoring. When the Leafs started the season 4 – 0, there was a lot of optimism in the Toronto area. People were thinking, “maybe this team is for real”, “maybe they will end the Toronto playoff drought and finally bring some glory back to the franchise”. I hate to say it, but I don’t think that is going to happen. Not without a major move by Brian Burke. Read moreRead more

9
Sep

Toronto Maple Leafs 2010 – 2011 Season Preview

Every time I see the jersey on the left I laugh. “Losers since 1967″. Its not a funny laugh. Its not a “laugh with you” laugh. Its a pathetic, internal, sad laugh at the state of a once proud franchise. The Toronto Maple Leafs are arguably the biggest, most valuable franchise in the NHL. They have the most rabid, loyal fanbase and media in all of hockey. Maybe that is why the Leafs haven’t been to the post season since before the lockout. Maybe the salary cap has destroyed the Leaf’s GM’s chances of BUYING their way into the playoffs. Winning teams aren’t shaped with buying power anymore. Its all about drafting, internal development, and shrewd trades by smart general managers. Maybe thats what the Leafs are missing. Read moreRead more

29
Aug

Toronto Maple Leafs sign Clarke MacArthur

This past Saturday August 28th, 2010 general manager Brian Burke signed unrestricted free agent Clarke MacArthur to a one year deal worth $1.1 million dollars. The Atlanta Thrashers let MacArthur go after an arbitrator awarded him $2.4 million this summer, making him an unrestricted free agent. Read moreRead more