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Details of the Leafs’ pitch to Brad Richards; Other Leaflets

Today I went and picked up Jonathan Gatehouse’s new book The Instigator that chronicles Gary Bettman’s rise as the most powerful man in hockey. Yet to make my way through it, but I found an interesting passage pertaining to the Toronto Maple Leafs. We knew that Toronto made an hour-long pitch to Brad Richards, the…

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The Graduate: Nazem Kadri

As the Toronto Marlies take center stage opening training camp at the end of the week, some of the attention turns to one of the first players ever brought through the system implemented by the Brian Burke regime. Named president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 29, 2008 in his first…

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Leafs Nation Podcast: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Brian?

What with François Allaire’s recent comments about interference with his work, and Brian Burke’s subsequent ruffling of feathers, fellow Pension Plan Puppeteer SkinnyFish (@SkinnyPPPhish), fellow TLNer Gus Katsaros (@KatsHockey) and I decided it was high time to look at Brian Burke’s work so far with the Toronto Maple Leafs. I think Skinny has an interesting…