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Burke takes scouting job with Ducks

Feb 21, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

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The Brian Burke era in Toronto is officially over.

Burke, who was fired as Maple Leafs president and general manager prior to the season, has accepted a part-time pro scouting position with the Anaheim Ducks.

Before taking the job with the Ducks, Burke had assumed a senior advisor role with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, the Leafs’ parent company.

“Brian and I discussed this opportunity after Anaheim approached the Leafs for permission to speak with him about a possible scouting role,” said MLSE president Tom Anselmi in a release. “We both agreed that taking this role with Anaheim would best position Brian for his next general manager opportunity in the League. We have granted permission and we will terminate his consulting contract with MLSE so that he can pursue this role with Anaheim.”

Burke won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 when he was GM of the Ducks.

  1. thehighcountrybear - Feb 21, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Hello Canada, and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland, does this mean the CBC will desist from switching cameras at every stoppage in play to catch Burke’s reaction to everything from an iffy call to routine icing?

  2. gnazarov - Feb 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    As a Ducks fan I’m thrilled to have Burke back in the organization

  3. habsman - Feb 21, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    That’s surprising considering the scumbag way he left the first time.

    He was obviously actively negotiating with Toronto while under contract with Anaheim. Good news for the Leafs. Nonis might get two firsts and a second for Kessell from the Ducks.

  4. redgreentape - Feb 21, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    He does great if the person he replaces has all the picks made for him, Then all he has to do is take credit for it. That’s how he won a cup in Anaheim before.

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