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  1. As U.S. GM, David Poile in tuneup mode

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- Of the many memorable hours leading up to the epic gold-medal game at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 between Canada and the United States, this is one that has stayed with us. It was a conversation with then-U.S. associate GM David Poi...

    Blog | June 29, 2013
  2. NHL, union join fight against homophobia in sports

    The NHL and its players' union are partnering with an advocacy organization fighting homophobia in sports.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  3. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: Philadelphia Flyers Paul Holmgren's on...

    Scott Burnside

    A fiercely competitive player evolved into a daring, independent thinker when Paul Holmgren became the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  4. Sarah Spain: A wonderful goal: welcoming gay players

    Sarah Spain

    Honoring his late brother, Brendan, Flyers scout Patrick Burke's "You Can Play" project aims to make hockey welcoming for gay players.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  5. Can Burke, Leafs find needed size?

    Craig Custance

    Brian Burke isn't a trade deadline GM. By now, you know that. Some of the worst mistakes general managers have made, he often says, have been done on deadline day. It's a theory growing in popularity among his colleagues. "I went back and...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  6. NHL - Toronto Maple Leafs are reluctant deadline dealers

    Craig Custance

    Brian Burke isn't a trade deadline GM. By now, you know that. Some of the worst mistakes general managers have made, he often says, have been done on deadline day. It's a theory growing in popularity among his colleagues. "I went back and looked at...

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  7. Trades that shaped the All-Star Game

    Craig Custance

    Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has a number of theories, including this one: "Most trades cannot be evaluated with a stopwatch. You need a calendar." But a pretty good indication that a trade is working out is if the guy you received is playing ...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  8. Six trades that shaped the NHL All-Star Game

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks at the six trades that helped shape this season's All-Star Game, including the deal that sent Phil Kessel from Boston to Toronto.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  9. Hawks' Bowman to advise USA Hockey

    ESPNChicago.com

    Chicago Blackhawks vice president and general manager Stan Bowman joined the U.S. National Team Advisory Group, USA Hockey announced on Wednesday. Bowman joins Brian Burke (Toronto Maple Leafs), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia Flyers), Dean Lombardi (...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  10. Toronto Maple Leafs' Brian Burke says the league must act if New ...

    Katie Strang

    Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke thinks the league needs to take immediate action if allegations that the Flyers' Wayne Simmonds called Rangers forward Sean Avery a homophobic slur are true.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  11. Canada chooses leadership team for world championships

    Pierre LeBrun

    David Nonis, Rob Blake and Bob Murray will run Team Canada's entry at the men's world hockey championships this spring in Slovakia, Hockey Canada announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  12. Daily Debate: Tomas Kaberle next to go?

    Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

    The morning after the Kris Versteeg trade, Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun debate Leafs GM Brian Burke's next move: Burnside: Well, my friend, hope you are warming your bones down in Tampa and getting ready for what should be a good tilt Tuesday ...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  13. Oilers set sights on two of top three picks

    Alvin Chang

    The Edmonton Oilers reportedly want the top two picks in the draft and, if they pull it off, it'd be an unprecedented feat. In the last 40 years, only one team has held two of the top three picks. In 1999, Vancouver Canucks GM Brian Burke said, "No ...

    Blog | March 29, 2010
  14. NHL draft blog -- The Edmonton Oilers want two of the top three p...

    Alvin Chang

    The Oilers will do what it takes to own two of the top three picks in the draft -- and suit up Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin in midnight blue next season.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2010
  15. Funeral Mass held for Brendan Burke, son of Toronto Maple Leafs G...

    Brendan Burke, the son of Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke and an advocate for gay rights, has been remembered at a funeral Mass.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2010
  16. John Buccigross: Imagine this story of acceptance between Brian a...

    John Buccigross

    Imagine that your father is known as one of the toughest men in hockey. How do you gather up the courage to tell him your secret? Here is Brendan Burke's story of acceptance.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2009