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Report: Team seeking former GM Burke as scout

Feb 21, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

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The Toronto Maple Leafs “stunned” Brian Burke when they relieved him of his duties as the team’s president and general manager.

Since then, the question has been what’s next for one of the NHL’s most polarizing figures.

As it turns out, it might be a scouting job, according to a Toronto Sun source.

An unnamed franchise has reportedly approached the Maple Leafs about Burke’s availability and got permission to talk with the former general manager. He’s been helping USA Hockey as a scout lately.

Burke can no longer make hockey decisions with the Leafs, but he’s still under contract as a special advisor to the board.

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  1. esracerx46 - Feb 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Because he did so well finding young guys with the Leafs.

    • raleik - Feb 21, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      He did a great job finding young guys for the Bruins though!

    • tatdue - Feb 21, 2013 at 11:17 AM

      Yes, because he did do such a great job finding young talent for the Leafs!

  2. spochiefsfan - Feb 21, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    What racerx said

  3. kingsforever - Feb 21, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    He didn’t draft Hamilton or Seguin or Knight. He traded the picks, not the players

  4. acieu - Feb 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Next GM of Buffalo

    • valoisvipers - Feb 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

      I agree with acieu Buffalo will be looking for a GM real soon, first the coach, then the GM, it’s the natural pecking order in today’s NHL and Burke will likely get the nod.

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