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Originally Posted by DaleHunter View Post
I can't find the article on TSN, where I read his most recent comments. But here are some very similar ones from the day he hired Carlyle to replace Wilson:

Burke, who took on the Leafs GM job in November 2008, with talk about a team that plays with the proper levels of "pugnacity, testosterone, truculence," said: "There's one philosophical difference, I like a rough team. That's the way I want it."

In the TSN article he said something along the lines of "I dictate the style of play that my team has, I don't have it dicated to me." reference to Wilson. I'm sure someone else could probably provide a link.

Found it! Point #6...

"6. Burke/Carlyle vs. Ron Wilson

"The one place where Ron Wilson and I were not on the same page is that central issue is how we play the game. I like to dictate how the game is played, I don't like to have it dictated to me. We're not big enough to play it my way, we're not big enough to play it Randy's way and that has to be addressed. That's not optional. We can't play the way Randy wants to play with this group. We have to make some changes. We have to get bigger. We have to get more hostile."

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