February 20, 2013
Brian Burke wanted as a scout: Source
By LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency
Brian Burke could indeed be working for another NHL team by the end of the season.
A source familiar with the situation says Burke is being sought for a scouting position with another club and that Leafs permission has been granted for that team to approach the fired president and general manager, let go just prior to the start of this season.
“I think (the Leafs) want to give him that chance to be a general manager again elsewhere,” the source told the Toronto Sun.
Burke has been around the rink scouting for USA Hockey of late. Under the terms of his departure, he has an advisory role to the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment board of directors, but does not have a say in hockey decisions.
The 100th anniversary of the Leafs franchise in 2017-18 will likely see the team pursue the NHL all-star game just prior to or before that season.
“We have talked to the league about the possibili