July 26, 2013

NHL News: Dave Nonis, Kyle Palmieri, Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf

Toronto Maple Leafs sign GM Dave Nonis to five-year contract extension. Nonis replaced Brian Burke as the Leafs GM prior to the start of the 2013 season. His offseason included an amnesty buyout for Mikhail Grabovski, a trade for former first-round pick and top goalie prospect Jonathan Bernier and long-term contracts for David Clarkson and Tyler […]

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July 17, 2013

NHL Signing: Anaheim Ducks, Dustin Penner Agree To One Year Deal

Dustin Penner has signed a one-year/$2 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Penner was an up-and-coming forward when he decided to sign a five-year/$21.25 million offer sheet with the Edmonton Oilers. The move angered then  Anaheim Ducks GM Brian Burke, who ultimately let Penner walk. Penner never developed as the Oilers had hoped and although he […]

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March 25, 2013

Quick Hits: NHL Trade Rumors, Pittsburgh Penguins, Mike Ribeiro, Andrej Sustr, Danny DeKeyser

After dealing captain Brenden Morrow, the Dallas Stars could soon be hanging the “For Sale” sign according to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks. While rental players such as Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy and Eric Nystrom could likely be had, Brooks wonders if the Stars might truly start a rebuild by fielding offers on forward Loui Eriksson. The 27-year-old Swede has proven he can produce – netting 25-plus in each […]

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February 21, 2013

Brian Burke Accepts Scouting Position With Anaheim Ducks

Former Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke is heading back to Anaheim. Burke, who assumed an advisor role with the Maple Leafs after being fired just before the season, has accepted a part-time pro scouting position with the Anaheim Ducks. “Brian and I discussed this opportunity after Anaheim approached the Leafs for permission […]

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February 21, 2013

Brian Burke Is Being Sought By Another Club

The Toronto Sun is reporting that Brian Burke may yet make his next career move before the end of this shortened season. A source familiar with the situation says Burke is being sought for a scouting position with another club and that Toronto Maple Leafs permission has been granted for that team to approach the fired president […]

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February 7, 2013

Coach’s Challenge To Be Discussed At General Managers Meetings In March

A topic of discussion at the next General Managers meetings in March will be a coach’s challenge, according to RDS’ Renaud Lavoie. Lavoie, who credits a “reliable source,” says the French-speaking coaches he polled would be in favor of this, which seems to only include goal-related plays. Two years ago Florida Panthers general manager Dale […]

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January 25, 2013

Dallas Stars Interested In Hiring Brian Burke?

The Dallas Stars appear to be top of the list as far as internet speculation is concerned. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News suggests the proposed hiring of Brian Burke in Dallas lacks in logic. “It makes no sense to me to make all of the changes they made in the front office (adding Bob Gainey and Mark […]

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January 9, 2013

Toronto Maple Leafs Fire General Manager Brian Burke

The Toronto Maple Leafs has decided to part ways with General Manager Brian Burke, according to  TSN.ca. To say this news is surprising would be an understatement. While it’s true that the Leafs were less than successful under Burke’s tenure, he was able to take a team in total ruin and begin to build a […]

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January 9, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs Not Interested In Jonathan Bernier?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly not that interested in trading for goaltender Jonathan Bernier of the Los Angeles Kings. James Cybulski of TSN radio 1050:  “I’m told Brian Burke and the Leafs have said no thanks to the Kings regarding goalie Jonathan Bernier.” Bernier has one year left on his contract before becoming an restricted free agent.

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July 24, 2012

NHLPA Almost Ready To Make Collective Bargaining Agreement Counterproposal

The NHL Players Association is almost ready to table its own vision for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. As negotiations with the NHL resumed Tuesday, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr indicated that the union was getting close to responding to the league’s initial proposal, which included a decreased share of hockey-related revenue, term limits on […]

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