Today, the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off a season that will mark a new era for the storied rivalryábetween both clubs. Both teams have undergone major changes, but not in the same way. In Toronto, General Manager Brian Burke is changing the identity of the Maple Leafs. When his Ducks won the Cup in 2007, Burke had established a culture in Anaheim, a culture in which the team bullied its way to wins. This strategy proved effective, and Burke was able to bring in the right personnel for that system. When teams faced the Ducks, they knew that they'd be in for a tough game. Now, Burke is trying to implement that same ideology into a Toronto squad that has lacked an identity since the departure of now-retired Mats Sundin. And so far, he has done an admirable jo ...
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