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Rumors about Burke won’t stop

From Dan Wood of the Orange County Register:

Still, noise is unrelenting from Toronto, where the latest in a seemingly endless string of circumstantial evidence linking Burke with the Maple Leafs was word Tuesday that Toronto has offered its coaching position to Ron Wilson, late of the San Jose Sharks. The original coach of the Ducks, Wilson and Burke have been friends since their playing days together at Providence College more than three decades ago. Burke, who has one year remaining on his contract with the Ducks, announced April 23 that he was in line with the wishes of Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli that he fulfill the deal.

Still, Burke has not agreed to a contract extension offered by the Ducks, and there are family considerations that could motivate him to move East at some point. Canadian newspapers and electronic media outlets have kept the story alive with nearly daily reports and speculation.

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Even with all the talk about Burke moving to Toronto, if it happens, it looks like it will happen after the 2008/09 season. That is because his owners in Anaheim want him to finish the remaining year on his contract. So, can we please limit the Burke to Toronto talk–at least until the Leafs have lost 13 of their first 20 games next season.