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CandianKingsFan14 01-09-2013 11:35 AM

Brian Burke Fired from Leafs
 
Brian Burkes been fired lol love it!!!

Ron* 01-09-2013 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by CandianKingsFan14 (Post 57336893)
Brian Burkes been fired lol love it!!!

https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profil...zie_normal.jpg
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Bob McKenzie @ TSNBobMcKenzie
Maple Leafs have apparently fired Brian Burke as general manager. Working on official confirmations.


Sydor25 01-09-2013 11:49 AM

I completely understand why Burke was fired, he's done nothing in Toronto, but why now? Why not after the end of last season?

He must have refused to trade for Luongo or something. :dunno:

Ron* 01-09-2013 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Sydor25 (Post 57338249)
I completely understand why Burke was fired, he's done nothing in Toronto, but why now? Why not after the end of last season?

He must have refused to trade for Luongo or something. :dunno:

The timing is insane.

kingsholygrail 01-09-2013 11:55 AM

Especially in a shortened season. They don't have the luxury of a buffer zone of games to get used to new moves and such. Seems weird.

What's the word on Kings players coming back? Is Kopitar going to be delayed or something?

TonySCV 01-09-2013 12:05 PM

Not surprising at all save for the timing.

Quattro 01-09-2013 12:06 PM

that is bizarre

palffytofrovlov 01-09-2013 12:14 PM

Totally weird for that to happen now... he must not have pushed hard enough for Bernier :sarcasm:

saintsnsoldiers 01-09-2013 12:15 PM

Maybe Hextall gets the job and trades us there 1st for Bernier.

Vamos Rafa 01-09-2013 12:16 PM

**** me if he goes back to Anaheim.

BigBrown 01-09-2013 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Sydor25 (Post 57338249)
I completely understand why Burke was fired, he's done nothing in Toronto, but why now? Why not after the end of last season?

He must have refused to trade for Luongo or something. :dunno:

Exactly, the timing of this is confusing. There must have been a philosophical disagreement between ownership and Burke on what direction to go next. Because if they wanted to fire due to poor results they would have done so after the season had ended, not when the new season is starting.

Ollie Weeks 01-09-2013 12:57 PM

Nonis is promoted to GM. The press conference is on right now, and Nonis looks like he's concussed.

DryIslandBartender 01-09-2013 01:04 PM

Burke is staying with the Leafs as a Senior Advisor.

Holden Caulfield 01-09-2013 01:07 PM

I love Toronto...entertainment for all the rest of the hockey world...just being being clueless and lost at every turn...I love seeing that team fail time and time again...

kingsholygrail 01-09-2013 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by saintsnsoldiers (Post 57340527)
Maybe Hextall gets the job and trades us there 1st for Bernier.

I thought they got rid of all their firsts.

Telos 01-09-2013 01:18 PM

Pretty shocking given the timing... I expected Burke would be on his way out, but this was the worst possible time to do it. Weird indeed, but slightly enjoyable :P

damacles1156 01-09-2013 01:26 PM

Toronto needs a true rebuild in the worst way. I was never impressed with Burke.

kingsfan 01-09-2013 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield (Post 57345093)
I love Toronto...entertainment for all the rest of the hockey world...just being being clueless and lost at every turn...I love seeing that team fail time and time again...

So this. It's been great in Canada not having them make the playoffs. The media actually has to show other teams in the playoffs, not flood us with Maple Leafs Cup parade routes.

Here's hoping they stay out of the playoffs forever...and ever...times eternity.

Minor Boarding 01-09-2013 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by kingsholygrail (Post 57338743)
Especially in a shortened season. They don't have the luxury of a buffer zone of games to get used to new moves and such. Seems weird.

What's the word on Kings players coming back? Is Kopitar going to be delayed or something?

Well, it's a shocker for sure that Burke got fired now.

Kopitar is on the plane to LA.

https://twitter.com/AnzeKopitar/stat...93185198379009
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Only 11 hours flight coming up... #LAbound

Telos 01-09-2013 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by damacles1156 (Post 57346473)
Toronto needs a true rebuild in the worst way. I was never impressed with Burke.

Yeah, it was a ridiculous mistake for him to go in there, guns blazing, expecting to turn the organization around and win immediately. Trading away valuable picks just to make the playoffs. Reminds me of the old Kings. Burke tried to do in Toronto what he did in Anaheim, but the thing is that he lucked out in Anaheim with landing three future hall of fame players and a good core of young prospects and players. That is not what he had in Toronto.

Rorschach 01-09-2013 06:25 PM

It's our "fault" hehe. First we whip the Nucks bad on their home ice (plus put Whitney's hypno pups in his face) causing the coach to "change things up" with Schneider. Then Luongo demands a trade. Then everyone in the hockey world says Lu to TO. To which Burke says "no" to that contract. And finally TO fires him to replace him with Nonis the "Lu getter".

Ron* 01-12-2013 06:11 PM

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Very, very entertaining. :D

http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=pipe42/latest/1/0/842440/clip/0

Ron* 01-12-2013 06:19 PM

Well, that last part about his son was very sobering.


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