Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke Hints at Trading for a Forward

Derek HarmsworthSenior Writer IAugust 20, 2009

With the NHL season now under a month away, it appears that most general managers sit content with their rosters as their teams head into training camp.

Apparently Brian Burke isn’t one of them.

Yesterday, while taking a break from team USA’s Olympic orientation camp, Burke took the time to talk on a Toronto area morning show and admitted the Leafs are still looking for a forward.

And while that’s hardly news, here is the twist: Burke acknowledged that the current crop of free agent forwards has too steep of an asking price. When asked what they meant for the Leafs' quest to find that top-line forward, Burke admitted it may come by moving some of the depth the team has on the back end.

“What that means is, we may look into trading some of our defensive depth for help in the form of a top-end forward,” he said.

Click here to continue reading Derek's take on who he thinks may be dealt, and which players may come to Toronto in return.

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