Hey quick post this evening folks. I am not a rumor monger, but the drum beats are loud again this evening that something is up in Maple Leaf land. Several reliable sources are telling me that Burke is very close to a deal that has nothing to do with Phil Kessel. I am hearing that a deal is close to being consummated that would see Burke dealing a defenceman for either a prospect or a draft pick. I have no clue which defenceman could be on the move, one “source” told me he thought it was Mike Van Ryn, however that would surprise me given his health record in the past. Why would a GM take on that salary and give either a pick or a prospect?
In any event, there seems to be a consensus of those close to Burke that indeed something is about to be done.
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