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Leafs Make Assistant Coach Changes

from MapleLeafs.com,

Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday that Scott Gordon and Greg Cronin have been appointed assistant coaches on Ron Wilson’s staff. Burke also disclosed that Keith Acton and Tim Hunter will not return to the team’s coaching staff.

continued and remember, Ron Wilson has not been given a contract extension…

added 12:33pm, from TSN,

With the NHL Draft and free agent season quickly approaching, the Toronto Maple Leafs plan on making some moves to improve the team sooner rather than later.

Appearing on the Bryan Hayes Show on TSN Radio on Monday, Leafs general manager Brian Burke made it clear that everything from current players to draft picks to cap space will be on the table if he can add to the roster for next season.

“We intend to use these assets and whatever assets are available on July 1 to improve our hockey club,” said Burke. “We do not intend to be an idle bystander on either day.”

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Leo_Racicot's avatar

Burke thinks he can build the Leafs into Team USA with Gordon and a guy who just got kicked out of the NCAA’s for cheating.

Typical Leafs.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 06/20/11 at 02:12 PM ET

awould's avatar

Leafs Make Assistant Coach Changes

Leafs Rearrange Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Posted by awould on 06/20/11 at 03:10 PM ET

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Leaf fans will now have to learn about “overspeed.”

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 06/20/11 at 03:45 PM ET

Leo_Racicot's avatar

Let me guess, nobody in the Toronto media room grilled Burke for the ethics behind promoting a college coach to an NHL assistant just months after he was kicked out for illegal conduct?

Of course not, cronyism rules when it comes to Burkie and his media:
http://news.bostonherald.com/sports/college/hockey/view/2011_0219nus_cronin_suspended_school_cites_possible_ncaa_violations/srvc=home&position=also

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 06/20/11 at 04:15 PM ET

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Leo_Racicot - are you attempting to question Brian Burke’s integrity? He will not stand for it!

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 06/20/11 at 04:17 PM ET

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Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 06/20/11 at 02:17 PM ET

I completely forgot about that (and it was what, 10 days ago), cracking up here.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 06/20/11 at 05:05 PM ET

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