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01-09-2013, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by The Saurus View Post
Earlier today, before details were starting to emerge, I felt as if Dave Nonis would pay an exuberant price for Roberto. It's still very possible that he would, though!

However, the details that have since emerged, such as Burke's battles with the board who felt he was unprofessional and other personal clashes, the decision to let Brian go was made because they felt he didn't suit their corporate image. He's a brash man that rubs a lot of people the wrong way and it cost him his job.

This firing was not performance related. Burke was simply butting heads with those who signed his paycheques.
Except that a singular ounce of coherent analysis would lead any rational person to conclude that it played a role. Not to mention dozens of rumors of NHL execs and insiders believing this to be financially motivated. In that Luongo = Playoffs = Profits.

Besides, go rewatch the press conference. Go to the part where a reporter asked if this has anything to do with Luongo. Tom Anselmi looks down and to the left, and fidgets with his hands before swallowing and saying "No". Any cops in here want to tell us what that body language means?

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