By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
Here’s what we learned from the Toronto Maple Leafs charity golf tournament on Monday — rounded up into some Toronto Maple Leafs offseason notes:
Brian Burke hates ESPN
Nazem Kadri – facing a critical season ahead – is in the best shape of his career thanks to a former Maple Leaf.
Joffrey Lupul is thinking about playing in Europe if there is a labour stoppage.
James Reimer is THE man, according to the GM.
First things first: Brian Burke has little time or use for ESPN.
Of course the Toronto Maple Leafs President and General Manager said the same thing about Sports Illustrated when they criticized Captain Dion Phaneuf and called him the most overrated player in the NHL.
“I don’t think ESPN knows a single thing about hockey,” Burke told the media at the team’s annual charity golf tournament. “I think their hockey coverage stinks and I don’t think they know anything about Canada.”
What has Burke so fired up?
ESPN the Magazine ranked the Leafs last – 122