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Who should be the next Leafs GM?
Fri, January 25, 2008

Scratch Brian Burke's name from the list of candidates for the general manager's job with the Toronto Maple Leafs - for now, anyway.

At the Hockey Hall of Fame on Friday with Anaheim Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli, who donated a 2007 Stanley Cup ring to the hockey shrine, Burke stated emphatically that he and his wife are happy in California and has no interest in applying for the Leafs' job that Cliff Fletcher was hired to fill on an interim basis upon the firing of John Ferguson on Tuesday.

If Burke is not interested in the job, who would be the top candidate to take over for Cliff Fletcher? Have your say in our forum.

Ducks GM not interested in Leafs



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EDDIE SHACK!!!!!!!!!!!
parney, 2008-01-25 14:36:49

Well, according to Brian Burke he's flat out not interested in leaving California for Toronto, As he said, what part of "not interested" do people like Mike Milbury and Bob MacKenzie not understand?

As for Robinson or Orr - do you not think that, if they ever had that capability in the eyes of hockey people they would not have been offered a job as a GM SOMEWHERE in all these years? Same applies to Bowman. Great coach - and left Montreal in a huff when he wasn't offered the GM position there. I think, by now, it has to have been well established that that is not his niche - at least not in the eyes of quite a few people who count.

Same applies to Messier. Great hockey player - but that does not translate into being a GM - or else someone like Guy Lafleur would have had such a job a long time ago.

Toronto had a good man in place in Button - but he couldn't stand Peddie's meddling. So I guess the key will be to find someone who doesn't mind having a twit looking over his shoulder at all times.
George O'Leary, 2008-01-25 14:27:53

I have to agree with you WILLY..add to the list,the likes of Stellick,Watters,Millard,and the circus would be complete.I would love to see anyone of those self proclaimed "experts", to show the hockey world,just how true idiots they all are.Sadly,with the way MLSE handled itself with the JFJ situation.this is probably the caliber of "prospects" the leafs will end up with.Well deserved indeed.
Mitch, 2008-01-25 14:25:53

How about Rick Dudley or John Muckler. Take a look at the talent these two people have brought into the league. I am not sure Dudley would being he is in Chicago but Muckler.


Chris, 2008-01-25 14:23:44

I am a big Rick Dudley fan. Presently with the Blackhawks he has been successful every place he has gone.
Tom, 2008-01-25 13:53:36

I think it is about time that the Leafs start hiring from the ranks of their former superstars.

Why not give Doug Gilmour a shot?
D MILDEN, 2008-01-25 13:49:33

well listening to the fan 590 everyday and listening to the two clowns kypreos and berg and what wonderful hockey players they were.. hehehe not even good 4th line players i think they should be the new co-managers cause they sure think they know it all..
WILLY, 2008-01-25 13:40:49

Larry Robinson or Bobby Orr should be considered.
Marcel Deschamps, 2008-01-25 13:28:52

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