Burke: Trade talks ’very quiet’
Could the trade deadline on Feb. 27 come and go with no big moves made by Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke?
It’s a possibility.
Not only have the Leafs been playing well enough to possibly convince Burke that a significant trade does not need to be made, it appears there simply is not a lot happening on the trade front.
“It’s very quiet,” Burke told reporters in Detroit at the Winter Classic announcement.
Burke is past his usual trading time. Two seasons ago, he got Dion Phaneuf on Jan. 31, and Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the trade that brought Joffrey Lupul from Anaheim.
Burke still would like to make an improvement at forward. But he’s not going to make a trade just so he can sit back and say he made one.