The Calgary Flames have called a news conference for Noon et/9am pt amid reports that former Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke is in discussions to join the team in an executive position.

"Could very well get done. Enough moving parts/complexities that there could be issues" said TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie on Twitter.

Burke was with the Leafs for four seasons until his dismissal in January. He then accepted a part-time scouting position with the Anaheim Ducks.

During his tenure in Toronto the Maple Leafs compiled a record of 129-135-42 and missed the playoffs in each of his four seasons.

Burke's NHL career began in Vancouver in 1987 when he was hired by Pat Quinn to be the director of hockey operations for the Canucks. In 1993 he left the job to become GM of the Hartford Whalers before stepping down after one just one season to join the NHL front office as executive vice president and director of hockey operations.

In 1998 he returned to Vancouver to become GM of the Canucks. Following the 2003-04 season ownership chose not to renew his contract and named current Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis his replacement.

Burke then became general manager of the Ducks where he won the Stanley Cup in the 2006-07 season. He was reunited with Nonis the following season after Nonis was relieved of his duties with the Canucks.

On November 29 2008 Burke was introduced as president and general manager of the Maple Leafs replacing interim general manager Cliff Fletcher and just six days later Nonis accepted the position of senior vice president and director of hockey operations of the Maple Leafs. It marked the third time he had served under Burke.

As GM of the Maple Leafs Burke swung a major deal with the Flames in 2010 that included defenceman Dion Phaneuf being traded to Toronto.