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Sunday Hockey Notes

Brian Burke the fall guy for the tumbling Leafs

More stunning than the collective-bargaining talks finally coming to a conclusion around the crack of dawn last Sunday was the Maple Leafs ownership decision some 72 hours later to remove Brian Burke as general manager.

Dave Nonis, 46, a former University of Maine Black Bear captain, was promoted to Burke’s spot, with former Bruin Dave Poulin his lieutenant.

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