There is no story in this morning’s editions concerning the media swirl around Brian Burke landing in Toronto because, well, there is no story.
And I also apologize to that segment of the population that likes dealing in rumors because, as a reporter, I don’t. The following guys apparently do (pertinent facts have been highlighted):
– In this report from ESPN, we learnthat the Leafs’ owner currently has no interest in retaining current GM Cliff Fletcher beyond this season.
– In this report from the Toronto Globe and Mail, we learn that Burke and theDucks’ acting owner, Michael Schulman, are getting a tour of the Maple Leafs’ rink and talking with the Leafs’ owner – about the rink, not Burke’s future employment.
– In this reportfrom the OC Register, we learn that Burke has a policy of fielding no more than one question from any reporter on the status of his employment beyond this season. Burke’s answer is: “I’ve been offered a generous extension. There are family issues involved, and we’re still trying to sort it out. There is no change to anything. You won’t read or see anything different.”