The Leafs before and after Burke

Danny Gray
November 29 2011 09:29AM

 

As you all know it has been exactly three years since Brian Burke was named President and GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is truly both the “Head of State” and “Head of Government” of the most storied franchise in the NHL. When he arrived he promised us a team “with proper levels of pugnacity, testosterone, belligerence, and truculence.”

While I could write out 1000 words on how Burke has reshaped both the Leafs NHL roster as well as re-stocked the Marlies and the team’s prospect system the best illustration is to compare the roster he inherited on November 29, 2008 to the one that beat Anaheim on November 27, 2011.

Those of you with weak stomachs or a heart condition might want to avert your eyes.

 

Pre-Burke:

 

 

Post-Burke:

 

What remains:

Kulemin, Grabovski Schenn. 

It’s been a long three years, but this is finally a team we can be proud to support.

Perhaps when the Leafs score against the Bruins the ACC should be filled with cheers of THANK YOU BURKIE!

And as always, Go Leafs Go!

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#1 GG
November 29 2011, 09:47AM
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Oh I just realized these were single game stats :) I couldn't believe Vesa Toskala was ever .933!

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