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.