Toronto Maple Leafs Leaks Plugged?

Greetings from sunny Seattle.

I was pleasantly shocked when I landed in Vancouver yesterday to find no less than 15 BBM messages telling me that Brian Burke had made changes to Ron Wilson’s coaching staff. I hardly believe that changes were made simply to pacify a fan base, but we all knew this had to be done.

What surprised me the most, however, wasn’t the news, but rather the lack of of speculation leading up to it. Once again Brian Burke has made a major move and been able to fly completely under the radar in doing so. Not only did he fire two guys, but he hired two new guys. While he didn’t have to deal with other teams or agents, news like this used to surface in Toronto. Since Burke has taken over, the MSM are finding that they are having to write more reactionary columns then breaking news posts/rumours.

Have the Toronto Maple Leaf leaks been plugged? Time will tell.

More later


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    Sam In Scarb 9 years ago

    Humm….The Toronto Maple Leafs adding two assistant coaches and the HEAD coach not in attendance at the press conference..humm to busy?? I guess having nothing to do since the first week of April has left his schedule pretty busy?? humm.. ???

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    Damian Goddard will be on the Michael Coren show on CTS this Thursday.

    I saw Coren last night and he said he has contacted Sportsnet to send a rep but they have not replied. And I doubt they will. It’s really a no-win situation for them.

    It seems like it will be a whole hour one-on-one interview which seems like overkill.

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    Gerry (Burlington) 9 years ago

    Well not only does Burke appear to have closed the leak to the media, he also has them eating out of his hands. I am amazed at how through a little intimidation and bullying all the media in this city are seemingly entranced by Burke.

    He made great trades with Kaberle to Boston and Versteeg to Philly (provided Stalberg doesn’t become something special in Chicago), but the team is still not in the playoffs and now relying a raw goalie to be their number 1. Based on media scrutiny or lack thereof, this team is on cusp of a deep playoff run. I could be wrong, but it just seems all the hockey guys really let or allow Burke to have his way with them. Probably a real tribute to what a smart guy Burke really is.

    Ron Wilson has to read this as his last straw, being told basically to interview 2 people for positions on his coaching staff. Especially knowing they have longer term contracts that Wilson.

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    Dave from the suburbs 9 years ago

    Bob Says…
    Damian Goddard will be on the Michael Coren show on CTS this Thursday.

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    Kill me now…..

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    burkie has gone total stealth mode.

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    Roger 9 years ago

    Coren is a great interviwer. His vocab might go over the heads of most of the puck heads here.

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    Dave from the suburbs 9 years ago

    Roger says…
    Coren is a great interviwer. His vocab might go over the heads of most of the puck heads here.
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    It’s the whole Christian element between the two that I fear.

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    It certainly going to be a pity party between them. But he is actually fair on the most part and I can actually stomach listen too. ( high standards from he for media personalities. He doens’t make me vomit lol)

    As for the article, the mainstream on the most part haven’t broken anything of note locally.

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    Roger 9 years ago

    Sorry Dave, they don’t approve of your lifestyle.

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    Sam in Scarb said “Humm….The Toronto Maple Leafs adding two assistant coaches and the HEAD coach not in attendance at the press conference..humm to busy?? I guess having nothing to do since the first week of April has left his schedule pretty busy?? humm.. ???”

    Wilson lives down south, no reason for him to come up north for this I don’t think.

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    Bob said “Damian Goddard will be on the Michael Coren show on CTS this Thursday.

    I saw Coren last night and he said he has contacted Sportsnet to send a rep but they have not replied. And I doubt they will. It’s really a no-win situation for them.

    It seems like it will be a whole hour one-on-one interview which seems like overkill.”

    Interesting, I didn’t get a chance to listen.

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    Gerry in Burlington said “Well not only does Burke appear to have closed the leak to the media, he also has them eating out of his hands. I am amazed at how through a little intimidation and bullying all the media in this city are seemingly entranced by Burke.

    He made great trades with Kaberle to Boston and Versteeg to Philly (provided Stalberg doesn’t become something special in Chicago), but the team is still not in the playoffs and now relying a raw goalie to be their number 1. Based on media scrutiny or lack thereof, this team is on cusp of a deep playoff run. I could be wrong, but it just seems all the hockey guys really let or allow Burke to have his way with them. Probably a real tribute to what a smart guy Burke really is.

    Ron Wilson has to read this as his last straw, being told basically to interview 2 people for positions on his coaching staff. Especially knowing they have longer term contracts that Wilson.”

    Or is it that Burke is finally doing what had to be done?

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    Dave from the Suburbs said “Bob Says…
    Damian Goddard will be on the Michael Coren show on CTS this Thursday.

    ——————

    Kill me now…..”

    How do you really feel Dave? 🙂

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    Sam in Oshawa said “burkie has gone total stealth mode.”

    Not sure if in stealth mode, rather he just operates under the radar.

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    Roger said “Coren is a great interviwer. His vocab might go over the heads of most of the puck heads here.”

    Come on now, don’t go ripping the audience here! 🙂

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    Dave from the suburbs said “Roger says…
    Coren is a great interviwer. His vocab might go over the heads of most of the puck heads here.
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    It’s the whole Christian element between the two that I fear.”

    Fear, and sports blog…not a good mix

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