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08:27 AM ET 07.02 | On the upside for Leafs fans, management didn't open the free agent signing period by overpaying dearly for a player. No, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke was pretty quiet on the opening day of free agency on Sunday -- making only one small addition in checking centre Jay McClement -- and given the market, he was fine with that. ... [Even] with plenty of players unsigned and available in free agency, Burke said he expects he'll continue to find improvements via trade. "We're not done," Burke said, before outlining his team's needs. "We need to get bigger. We're still looking to solve or upgrade the goaltending situation. We're still looking to add a centre or upgrade at centre if we can. ... This is a starting point."

The Globe and Mail

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July 2, 2012  08:33 AM ET

"We're not done"

I'm betting this is the most entertaining thread of the day

July 2, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"We're not done"I'm betting this is the most entertaining thread of the day

"We're not done," Burke said, .... "We need to get bigger.
I myself will be heading to the Asian buffet 3 times a week now, and having pitchers of Molson with those meals!

July 2, 2012  08:48 AM ET

I didn't even know they began?

July 2, 2012  08:49 AM ET

So many needs...so little time.

July 2, 2012  08:59 AM ET

I thought they were done in '67 since they haven't made the trip back since.

July 2, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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So many needs...so little time.

We need to get bigger. We're still looking to solve or upgrade the goaltending situation. We're still looking to add a centre or upgrade at centre if we can. ... This is a starting point."

So basically....you're looking for a TEAM!!!!!

I was at rehearsal the other night, and the studio bulletin board had the following posted;
Looking to put together CCR tirbute band, need the following:
lead Guitar
Rhythm Guitar
Bass
Drums.
Really Fogarty? So what then, exactly HAVE you got?
For the unibitiated...that was the whole CCR band, 2 guitars, bass and drums.

July 2, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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We need to get bigger. We're still looking to solve or upgrade the goaltending situation. We're still looking to add a centre or upgrade at centre if we can. ... This is a starting point."So basically....you're looking for a TEAM!!!!!I was at rehearsal the other night, and the studio bulletin board had the following posted;Looking to put together CCR tirbute band, need the following:lead GuitarRhythm GuitarBassDrums.Really Fogarty? So what then, exactly HAVE you got?For the unibitiated...that was the whole CCR band, 2 guitars, bass and drums.

What a great band they were -- my first vinyl was Pendulem

July 2, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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This is a starting point."So basically....you're looking for a TEAM!!!!!

Except for that, they are close

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July 2, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

We need to get bigger. We're still looking to solve or upgrade the goaltending situation. We're still looking to add a centre or upgrade at centre if we can. ... This is a starting point."So basically....you're looking for a TEAM!!!!!I was at rehearsal the other night, and the studio bulletin board had the following posted;Looking to put together CCR tirbute band, need the following:lead GuitarRhythm GuitarBassDrums.Really Fogarty? So what then, exactly HAVE you got?For the unibitiated...that was the whole CCR band, 2 guitars, bass and drums.

and no one could match their sound......plain and simple......

July 2, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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Except for that, they are close

Deja vu all over again.

July 2, 2012  09:23 AM ET

"Burke: 'We're not done'"

A few of us think otherwise, Brian.

Leafs elimination:
W2: February 15
Garbage Man: March 15
Rex Racer: March 25
Darkphoenixe: March 27
Stranger: April 1
Phantomphan MMT: April 2
Canuck, eh?: April 4
bruins6988: April 6
Nard Dog: April 8
puttin on the foil: April 9
drysdale: April 10
Argo: April 12
Swamp Dragon: April 20
dannylimes: May 10

Burke's firing:
puttin on the foil: January 12
W2: February 20
Garbage Man: March 18
Rex Racer: March 25
Slapshot: April 1
Darkphoenixe: April 9
Phantomphan MMT: April 13
Canuck, eh?: April 14
Stranger: April 15
Argo: April 16
drysdale: April 20
Nard Dog: June 1
bruins6988: None (no extension)
Swamp Dragon: None (5-year extension)
dannylimes also said Burke keeps his job with no detail about his contract situation

July 2, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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My first vinyl was Girls! Girls! Girls! by Elvis Presley........

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis...

July 2, 2012  09:27 AM ET

Sign Semin or Jagr. Put Komisarek in the minors. Trade everything of value for Getzlaf.

July 2, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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and no one could match their sound......plain and simple......

and jJF came right out and said, 'it all comes down to 2 guitars, bass and drums"

July 2, 2012  09:40 AM ET

On the upside for Leafs fans, management didn't open the free agent signing period by overpaying dearly for a player.

Burkie doesn't like those front loaded contracts. He'd rather waste money buying out the can't miss players he signed previously. Cough, cough....Colby Armstrong.

July 2, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis...

if you nmean first bought, I don't remember...because I have older siblings that had the stuff I liked
I do remember nuying a "Kinks Greatest Hits" when I was like 13

July 2, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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and jJF came right out and said, 'it all comes down to 2 guitars, bass and drums"

gotta love garage bands.........most 60''s groups fed off of 'em........CCR took it to the next level...

July 2, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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gotta love garage bands.........most 60''s groups fed off of 'em........CCR took it to the next level...

probably the best American R&R band....

 
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