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Maple Leafs' plan for future? Get as many picks, young assets as possible

Updated: February 26, 2009, 12:49 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

The Brian Burke era in Toronto will really get going with Wednesday's trade deadline, when the veteran GM makes his first big decisions in the massive rebuild that awaits him with the Maple Leafs.

The goal for the Leafs' front office is simple -- get as many drafts picks and young assets as possible. Toronto has only five total draft picks in the June draft. That's amazing when you think about it, right? Here's a team that needs to rebuild so badly, and it doesn't even have a second- ...

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