Pressure will be on Leafs GM Burke

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke is seen early at the CONSOL Energy Center during the 2012 NHL...

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke is seen early at the CONSOL Energy Center during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pa., June 22, 2012. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI Agency)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:48 PM ET

Brian Burke is on the clock.

Forget the four years of playoff failure, a period in which his Maple Leafs team has lacked direction and cried out for consistency.

Forget the lack of big-time goaltending or a legitimate first-line centre.

And forget the bluster from the boss and the ripping rhetoric of his detractors.


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