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Burke close to finalizing deal with Leafs to become president and GM

Updated: November 26, 2008, 11:02 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

TORONTO -- Brian Burke could be an NHL general manager again very soon.

Just two weeks after leaving that post with the Anaheim Ducks, Burke appeared close Tuesday to joining the Toronto Maple Leafs as president and GM -- a move that has been long-rumored.

"It's certainly headed in the right direction, but it's not done yet," Burke told the Web site for Canadian sports network TSN. "I anticipate it will get done, but it's not done."

A deal had yet to be finalized Wednesday morning.

"We ...

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