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Enjoy Edmonton buddy.
Enjoy Edmonton buddy. What?

Dear Brian, Please Focus on the Task at Hand - Mike Langlois at Vintage Leaf Memories

Monday night, the Toronto Star penned a short piece outlining Burke’s apparent displeasure at a CBC/Hockey Night in Canada post from Elliotte Friedman. As we all know, Friedman has worked "in the business" for many years and has earned a well-deserved reputation as a fair-thinking and respected guy in the sports media field.

The part of the Star report that struck me as peculiar, however, was not the denial (what GM says, "yeah, we’re shopping so and so…") but Burke’s apparent comment that "some editorial control at Hockey Night would be nice for a change…".
Is Burke suggesting that reporters not have freedom of speech? What does "editorial control" mean? That sports writers should only report things that are in his team's interest and with the "spin" that hewants them to put on stories?

Head on over for more from Mike. Links after the jump.

Leafs Links

Toronto Maple Leafs' Free Agent Options

Someone needs to tell this guy what a free agent is as two out of the four players listed are under contract for next season.

On the Leafs' Cheap Forward Radar: Promote a Marlie

That's not exactly Burke's m.o.

Meme-Time: On Brian Burke and the 8th Seed

Yet another regrettable saying from the Leafs GM.

The Curious Case of Alex Galchenyuk

Chris Peters examines the top prospect.

Other Links

Unfamiliar Faces Lift the Cup

Should a team's Black Aces raise the Cup?

One-on-One with Patrick Burke

Arctic Ice sits down with the man behind the You Can Play Project.

Joy of a Completed Set

1967ers finishes his 63-64 Parkhurst.

Winners and Loser from the 2012 Playoffs

DGB with a recap.

Ian Laperriere Officially Announces Retirement

The first of the modern day concussion retirements.

2012 NHL Draft Top 100

Yakupov is the consensus number 1 pick.