This just came across the wire:
Commissioner Gary Bettman today announced that Henry Samueli, owner of the Anaheim Ducks, has been suspended indefinitely from any involvement with the Ducks and the National Hockey League.
The speculation will be flying about whether this little indiscretion by Samueli will allow Brian Burke to get out of his contract and make the move to Mecc, er, Toronto. It will keep the sports radio phone lines burning anyway...
It has to be said again: What is it that the Leafs see in Burke? He's won a Cup, sure, but there are other guys out there that have done that. It's not like he's at the top every year. Actually, Burke's likely signing seems a bit like Pat Quinn-lite. Or Glen Sather to the Rangers (how did that work out anyway?).
Thinking outside the box is next to impossible in hockey culture. In Leafland, it's just the thinking period that causes problems.
Nineteen sixty-seven, right?