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Burke “hunting” for a big forward

Jan 6, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

The Maple Leafs are in the market for “some size up front.” However, Toronto general manager Brian Burke doesn’t feel a trade coming on.

Burke can sense these things, you see.

“This is like hunting,” he told Friday. “Sometimes when you’re hunting, you get a feeling you’re going to stumble on something, or birds are coming in and you get a sixth sense something is about to happen. I don’t sense that here right now. We’re talking to a lot of teams about a number of things — mostly we’re listening because we like our group — but I can’t sense if something is imminent or not. Right now I’d say it’s not.”

There’s been speculation that Burke will make a run at Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf prior to the deadline.

Which when you think about it, makes a lot of sense for a hunter/GM.


  1. atwatercrushesokoye - Jan 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    I hear Colton Orr is available…

    • drewsylvania - Jan 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

      Beat me to it, verbatim.

  2. canuckinamerica - Jan 6, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    How does anyone put up with Blustering Burkie? Go hunting BB……..

    • danphipps01 - Jan 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

      Well, the Cup in Anaheim, the drafting of the last two Art Ross champions to the same team… things like that tend to bolster one’s resume, you see. Surprisingly, when you’ve proven that you’re good at your job, people tend to believe that, well, you’re good at your job. Funny how that works, eh?

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