Since joining the Maple Leafs in November of 2008 Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has received his fair share of praise and criticism for the various trades and free agent acquisitions.
When you consider all of the trades Burke has made his overall work would earn him a passing grade in the minds of many. Where Burke has struggled is the free agent market where he has acquired two brutal contracts in Tim Connolly, Mike Komisarek.
While there is still time for Connolly to make amends for last season, the ship has clearly sailed on Komisarek who, barring some kind of miracle, will probably see more time in the press box than he will on the ice next season.
In Connolly (31), Burke was hoping he had found a player that could play between Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul. Instead he got a player that looked disinterested at times, which ultimately led to his demotion to the third line.
With Connolly carrying a cap hit of 4.75 million next season and Komisarek coming in at $4...