Speculation over the future of Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, reaction to Canadiens hiring Michel Therrien as head coach, plus the latest on the Flames, Senators, Oilers and Canucks.


No truth to rumors swirling about Leafs GM Burke.

TORONTO SUN: Rumors that Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke would be fired, was stepping down or might take a leave of absence due to personal problems are unfounded. Looks like the lack of Maple Leafs news in Toronto has given rise to wild rumors…as usual.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens announcement they’re bringing back Michel Therrien as head coach has received mixed reviews.

CALGARY SUN: Flames GM Jay Feaster denied a recent report his club would slash payroll, claiming they will spend toward the cap if needed.

OTTAWA SUN: Contract talks between the Senators and RFA defenseman Erik Karlsson are set to begin.

VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks and former Canuck Todd Bertuzzi have lost an appeal to keep confidential a deal struck last year pertaining to a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against Bertuzzi by former NHL player Steve Moore.

EDMONTON SUN: Oilers assistant coach Ralph Krueger could be among the candidates for their vacant head coaching job.