Former Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke is in discussions to join the Calgary Flames in an executive position but no deal is in place.

"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 firing in January of this year. 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.