FAN FUEL: Brian Burke’s 10 defining moments as Maple Leafs GM

Former Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke

Former Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke

Brian Burke’s much anticipated arrival in Toronto started off with heightened expectations. The Leafs were going to be a hard-hitting team to play against, Burke said, when he delivered his now famous line during his introductory press conference:

We require, as a team, proper levels of pugnacity, testosterone, truculence and belligerence. That’s how our teams play.

But ultimately, he was unable to fulfill the organizations requirements — including a four year playoff absence.

Here is a look at the top 10 moments that define Burke’s career in Toronto. Read the entire list on

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