Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has sat in the front office chair for four years. He has put together some pieces of the team that weren't there before he came. He also removed parts of the team that did not fit into his plans moving forward in the form of trades and free agency.
At this moment, it is a good time to take a look at what Brian Burke has really done. What we are focusing on is not the superficial pass/fail or just focusing on one single area of the team.
Brian Burke will be evaluated on the following categories, in terms of his work with the Maple Leafs:
- top six forwards
- bottom six forwards
- defensive corps
- professional scouting
- European scouting
- college scouting.
In each of these areas, the idea is to highlight the strengths and weaknesses within the organization, and not to dive into the specifics of individual performances.
Let's begin the process.