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by Paul on 11/28/10 at 10:35 PM ET
from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail,
Introduced as the Maple Leafs GM on Nov. 29, 2008, Burke’s plan to rebuild on the fly can charitably be called a work in progress two years in.
The Leafs have yet to make the playoffs, don’t have a first-round pick until 2012 and, after bottoming out in 29th place in the 30-team NHL a year ago with 74 points, are on pace for just 71 this season.
After two ugly losses this past weekend, Toronto has a 65-75-24 record under Burke, and his team-building strategy has been curiously at odds with what has worked for most franchises since the NHL’s salary cap was introduced.
With that in mind, here’s a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly of Burke’s first two years as Leafs GM.
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