Well the clock has turned August. Still no guarantees that anyone will need to buy playoff tickets or Stanley cup final tickets here in Toronto. While Burke has done a lot, it certainly seems that the winds of change have “grinded” to a halt. We still don’t know who will be coaching the Toronto Marlies, that after we were told it should be about a week for an announcement. That was nearly 2 weeks ago. Kaberle is still a Leaf, but only tradeable for 13 trades or so. There remain scoring challenges up front and there are holes in other areas. What, is Burke doing with Brad May?
Lots of players are on the sidelines still. Burke has some space left to play with. Garrioch suggested the C word in a column last week in suggestion that the teams are working together in concert to keep players on the sidelines. I am not buying it. It says here teams are being way more careful.
So, with it being August, is Burke having problems? Is it the dog days of August and we won’t hear anything until mid to late August?
Time will tell.