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08-21-2010, 08:56 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver & OK Falls
In a sort-of defense of Toronto fans, I recall thinking that Burke was a "great GM" when he was here,
because his Kool-ade was righteous stuff. The fact that he basically lost the Canucks a first-round pick when his vaulting ego was rumpled a bit by Umberger . . . that was a clear indication that he was temperamentally unfit for his job. But it was so hard to see that, at the time, through his intoxicating smoke. I think most of us fell for his act, and were shocked when he was fired. I was, anyway.
So I cut the Leafs fans a lot of slack, now that they're getting fu cked over yet again by our castoff garbage (Nonis included). Hmmmm . . . didn't they get our fired Pat Quinn before Burkie? How did he turn out in Toronto?
The Leafs fans have razzed us for picking up their scraps like Sundin, Welly, and Rayzer, but oh god a couple of failed GMs have so much more power to wreck a team than the odd short-term player does!
Eventually the good folks in Toronto will wake up, and offer to drive Burke to the airport. But by then--according to his long history here, and his implacable personality--a lot of damage will have been done to an already compromised organization. Toronto fans are good, loyal people, and I feel the pain that I know is coming, but they don't, quite yet.
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