Report: Brian Burke in demand

Could the Brian Burke era in Toronto be close to an actual end?

Fired as Maple Leafs general manager in January, Burke became an adviser with the organization.

TSN reported on Tuesday night that at least one team has asked the Leafs for permission to talk to Burke for a non-GM role, believed to be as a consultant or a scout. During his final news conference in Toronto, Burke said he wanted to be a GM in the NHL again as soon as possible.

Given that he has no longer has any clout with the Leafs, there would be little reason for the team to stand in his way. Burke, undoubtedly, would be happy to get another job, especially if he was given the idea it would lead to a new job as GM.

Burke has been at the Air Canada Centre recently, scouting for USA Hockey