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  1. Burke welcomed to Calgary by Cammalleri

    Pierre LeBrun

    Flames veteran winger Mike Cammalleri welcomed the news that Brian Burke was appointed Calgary's president of hockey operations. "I've never really talked to Brian and yet it's one of those things where I feel like I know him because I've talked t...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  2. Team USA playing Olympics waiting game

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- USA Hockey huddled up its NHL GM advisory group here Tuesday night with a focus on the upcoming IIHF men's world championship, but it was also a chance to update player evaluations for next February's Olympic team. Brian Burke, Don Wadd...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  3. NHL 2013 Season Preview: New Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis lo...

    Pierre LeBrun

    New Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis is not going to take the easy road while getting comfortable in his role, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  4. Did reluctance for Luongo trade cost Burke?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The conspiracy theories will abound about Brian Burke's GM firing Wednesday, but I believe there were a number of factors involved, not just one crystal-clear reason. And despite the denial from Toronto Maple Leafs COO and president Tom Anselmi, I...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  5. Trades, cheat deals and more CBA details

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEW YORK -- On Sunday, I broke down the more obvious key components of the tentative agreement. Now after getting our hands on more details of the agreement from a source, we bring you more: RETAINING SALARY IN TRADES This was Brian Burke's ba...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  6. Rumblings: Trade talk is heating up

    Pierre LeBrun

    For as much as Brian Burke has long maintained that the trade deadline is overrated in terms of a time of year to improve your team, draft week has been an altogether different beast for the veteran GM. No need to look further than the way Burke m...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  7. Trade notes: Burke sticking with Wilson

    Pierre LeBrun

    Some quick notes on a quiet Sunday before the deadline on which Ben Bishop was traded to Ottawa: A day after yet another loss, which ignited calls for the firing of head coach Ron Wilson, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke says a change behind...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  8. Debate: Who are the Leafs going after?

    Pierre LeBrun

    Brian Burke has shown time and time again in his GM career that he's not afraid to act, and the man who runs the Toronto Maple Leafs has decided to add more drama before Monday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. Burke broke the news on TSN 1050 Radio in ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  9. Trophy Tracker: GM of the Year Award

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL's GM Award enters its third season of existence. Don Maloney of the Phoenix Coyotes won the inaugural award in June 2010, followed by Mike Gillis of the Vancouver Canucks in 2011. What makes this award unique is that you can't look only at a ...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  10. Weekend Notebook: Price's value, spend-happy Preds and the lone s...

    Pierre LeBrun

    It took about 35 seconds after Pekka Rinne's seven-year, $49 million contract extension was announced by the Nashville Predators for Montreal Canadiens fans to flood Twitter with Carey Price comparisons. And yes, there's no question that Price's l...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  11. Toronto Maple Leafs hire former Atlanta Thrashers GM Rick Dudley

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired former Atlanta Thrashers general manager Rick Dudley, Leafs GM Brian Burke confirmed to ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2011
  12. The punch that led Kevin Bieksa to Canucks

    Pierre LeBrun

    And to think, it was a punch in a Winnipeg parking lot that helped get playoff hero Kevin Bieksa his first pro contract with the Vancouver Canucks. What, you say? Enter former Canucks GM Brian Burke, who on Tuesday recounted to ESPN.com the sto...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  13. 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
  14. LeBrun: More Maple Leafs on way out?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Leafs' dressing room was still buzzing Thursday after the trade of Francois Beauchemin a day earlier, and if GM Brian Burke has his way, the defenseman won't be the only player to make an exit. Veteran puck-moving blueliner Tomas Kaberle is se...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  15. Brian Burke: More trades to come for Leafs

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Toronto Maple Leafs got in on the action early Wednesday and it's just the beginning if they have their way. "You can expect more moves, we're not done," Leafs GM Brian Burke told a news conference at Air Canada Centre. The Leafs unloaded v...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  16. Weekend wrap: Kaberle, Richards rumors; Flyers' net questions; Ca...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Tomas Kaberle trade rumors resurfaced in cyberspace this week, but the defenseman's agent told ESPN.com on Saturday that his client had no interest in leaving Toronto at this point. Any move would have to go through Kaberle and veteran agent Rick ...

    Blog | December 11, 2010