Brian Burke Heading to the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Marc-Andrew BezbatchenkoContributor INovember 20, 2008

Well, its been about a week since former Anaheim Ducks GM Brian Burke declined a contract extension and left, and now there’s some speculation that he might be heading to Toronto.

It's already three months into the NHL '08-09 campaign, and the Leafs have yet to get excited.

The Maple Leafs' existing GM, Cliff Fletcher, made some offseason moves to hopefully juice this team and city up for a hopeful playoff run.  But even after acquiring Niklas Hagman, Mikhail Grabovski, Dominic Moore, Jeff Finger, Jonas Frogren, Mike Van Ryn, and Curtis Joseph, the team still sits in 10 place among the Eastern Conference, and fourth in the Northeast Division—only in front of Ottawa, who has 15 points.

Plain and simple, the Leafs have 18 points—and they need more.

The best solution is to sign Burke.

Burke has experience with winning.  He won a Stanley Cup back in 2006-07.  The last time the Leafs won a Cup, in 1967, Brian Burke was 12.  (He's 53 now.)

So with that being said, why don't the Leafs cut that piece of garbage who was supposed to “remake” the organization and sign this guy? I mean, really, what do they have to lose?

Or they could keep losing to those damn Sabres and Canadiens all the time, and have to worry about a second franchise coming to town.