By any measure, especially his own, Leafs’ GM Brian Burke did not have a good year.
But in one element, Burke has been in front of the curve.
Big and bad is the new black.
In January, Burke reluctantly sent Colton Orr to the minors and publicly fretted the era of the fighter was over.
At the Leafs season-ending press conference Burke stressed the need to be bigger and stronger. “We need to address the size of the group and the compete level of the group,” he said.
“I like teams that go into buildings ...