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08-05-2009, 10:00 AM
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Lucknow Sentinel: Brian Burke pays a visit to Bruce Power

http://www.lucknowsentinel.com/Artic...aspx?e=1686513

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While fielding questions from the audience of employees, Burke made it clear he has high hopes for this season's version of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"We will be better this year," he said. "I didn't come to Toronto to build anything but a Stanley Cup champion."

He has definitely put the Brian Burke stamp on the 2009-10 Leafs as the blueline has plenty of depth and size, the goaltending will be set and a number of tough guys have been added.

"We're going to play a very North American style of game," he said. "We're going to trade chances, win battles, score goals and fight. It's fun and it's exciting to watch."

While Burke had the same style of team in 2006-07 when the Anaheim Ducks were named champions, he knows the Leafs need help up front and will be continuing his search for a top six forward to join the squad while also looking for a new home for goaltender Justin Pogge.

"Pogge's a good kid, but it just didn't work out for him in Toronto," he said. "I assured him I would find him somewhere to play this year."

With Pogge out of the mix, the goaltending duties will fall on the shoulders of Vesa Toskala and newly signed target Jonas Gustavsson who will be pushing Toskala for the starting job.

"If we had strong goaltending all of last year we would have made the playoffs," he said, acknowledging Toskala's injury and being one of the worst defensive team's in the league were a major factor in the Leafs missing the second season for the fourth straight year. "We've tried to beef up our defence and I think we now have one of the top defensive cores in the league. Put that core in front of a solid goaltender and add the top six forward we need and we will have a good shot at going far this year."

Prior to Burke's arrival, a contest was held for the employees at Bruce Power to name who the Mystery Maple Leaf was with the help of hints and a photo with Burke's face cut out.

Declan Sexton's named was pulled from the draw which saw him become the owner of a signed Luke Schenn Leafs' jersey. On top of the jersey, Burke offered up two of his platinum seats for a game this season which Bill White was the lucky name pulled.

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Grats for the Bruce Power boys winning that stuff. But there's nothing new going on

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Put that core in front of a solid goaltender and add the top six forward we need and we will have a good shot at going far this year."

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Lucknow? Jesus that place is small.

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Yeah hopefully he's is not done, we need a forward that the young guys can somewhat look up to. (skill wise)

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Yeah hopefully he's is not done, we need a forward that the young guys can somewhat look up to. (skill wise)
What about Jason Blake?

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OMG! Thats my hometown, haha, im going to go read the paper, i honestly live in Lucknow, this is when i seen Lucknow, i was like WTF? My town has like 1000 people in it, this is a shocker. Hockeywiz, why were you on the site?

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Better be one hell of a top 6 forward if this team is going to "go far" this year.

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Lucknow? Jesus that place is small.
100 people. Go to Music in the Feilds later this month,
George Canyon
Doc Walker
Johnny Reid
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+ more

and

Mr. Lahey and Randy from trailer park boys are hosting it,

http://www.musicinthefields.ca/

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Better be one hell of a top 6 forward if this team is going to "go far" this year.
Would Sakic consider coming out of retirement to help us out?

Burke should have said top 3 vs top six. We have more then enough 4,5,6 players on this team.

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Burke should have said top 3 vs top six. We have more then enough 4,5,6 players on this team.
Exactly. The leafs can cobble together a decent second line -- and decent, not great -- but they have nothing resembling a top line or even a top line player. If he's going to acquire any one one guy it should be a top-line centre, but I don't see one that's currently available/gettable. Maybe Savard next summer if the B's can't/won't keep him.

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Exactly. The leafs can cobble together a decent second line -- and decent, not great -- but they have nothing resembling a top line or even a top line player. If he's going to acquire any one one guy it should be a top-line centre, but I don't see one that's currently available/gettable. Maybe Savard next summer if the B's can't/won't keep him.
I was thinking about Savard a few days back. Would he be interested in coming to T.O?

I'll bet Burke would be interested in his services.

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OMG! Thats my hometown, haha, im going to go read the paper, i honestly live in Lucknow, this is when i seen Lucknow, i was like WTF? My town has like 1000 people in it, this is a shocker. Hockeywiz, why were you on the site?
It's written by Jesse Grass, who writes for the Shoreline Beacon out of Port Elgin. Went to high school with him. The Beacon and the Lucknow Sentinel belong to the same newspaper chain, which is why the Sentinel picked up the story.

Anyways, there's few people who work for Bruce Power that need prizes like that. Most can afford whatever they want.

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It's written by Jesse Grass, who writes for the Shoreline Beacon out of Port Elgin. Went to high school with him. The Beacon and the Lucknow Sentinel belong to the same newspaper chain, which is why the Sentinel picked up the story.

Anyways, there's few people who work for Bruce Power that need prizes like that. Most can afford whatever they want.
ahh icic, umm goderich, is part of that chain too.

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That must mean he's not finished trading/signing.

Adding "the" top foward, not "a" top foward.

My guess is that he has someone in his vision.

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That must mean he's not finished trading/signing.

Adding "the" top foward, not "a" top foward.

My guess is that he has someone in his vision.
Phil Kessel

Seriously though who knows. He must be anticipating a bigger move when the time comes to move a defenceman.

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