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Burke Will Continue To Build The Leafs

from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail,

“We’re not done,” Burke said, before outlining his team’s needs. “We need to get bigger. We’re still looking to solve or upgrade the goaltending situation. We’re still looking to add a centre or upgrade at centre if we can. … But we’re not done yet. This is a starting point.

“I’m not discouraged at all [by July 1]. I felt all along I thought we were going to have to address these things through trade and that’s how we’re going to have to do them.”

If there was a troubling aspect of Burke’s meeting with the media Sunday it was that he suggested the Leafs won’t be making any additions on the blueline, as he preferred to focus on other areas.

Going into next season with a top six made up of the same group as last season minus Luke Schenn, however, may not work all that well given this is a team that allowed the second-most goals in the league last year.

Some of that falls on the goaltenders, including Gustavsson, but the Leafs likely need upgrades in all aspects of keeping the puck out of their net.


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