Tag:Brian Burke
Posted on: March 6, 2009 4:04 pm

Burke Collecting Favors from Tampa?


Well, when the Leafs GM add IR mainstays Kolzig, Heward and some other bum to it's list of walking wounded, you had to ask yourself WTF!?


Seriously, why would a knowledgeable NHL GM such as Burke take on deadweight contracts and players he can't use?


Simple, Brian Burke is making a play for either Martin St-Louis or Vincent Lecavalier... at least that's what I'm guessing. Why else would he do such as favor for a rookie GM in Brian Lawton? Helps the Bolts free some cap space, cut some payroll, remove bodies from the dressing room that honestly aren't wanted for needed. This was a trade to help Tampa out of a mini financial crunch and build brownie points and goodwill that will lay the foundation for a future (perhaps Draft day) trade between the Maples Leafs and Lightning. Stay tuned, will Toronto land Vinny or Marty... my money is on Vinny!

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