Brian Burke, Leafs Likely to Stand Pat…For Now

Posted: 21st December 2009 by Eric Warren in NHL
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There have been a fair amount of strange happenings in Brian Burke's first full season as Toronto Maple Leafs GM. Between a horrific start, tampering charges , the much anticipated arrival of Phil Kessel , and two minor heart operations for highly-touted goaltender Jonas Gustavsson , it's been an up-and-down year for Toronto. The Leafs are 7-4 so far in the month of December with five games left before the new year. With the team playing well on a fairly regular basis, I think it is highly unlikely that Burke will want to make any major deals until the off season, although, depending on their position approaching the playoffs, we may see a few "tweaks." With no fewer than 23 players in the organization eligible for free agency (12 UFA's and 11 RFA's ) this summer, Burke has got a lot t ...

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