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Burke, Leafs come to agreement on six-year deal for GM job

Updated: November 28, 2008, 7:57 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Brian Burke is the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

According to TSN of Canada, the deal is worth about $18 million, and Burke would have complete autonomy in running the Maple Leafs.

"I am really excited that Brian is able to get this straightened out, if it is true," Toronto coach Ron Wilson said to the Associated Press after Thursday's game.

The team has scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon to formally introduce Burke as their general ...

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