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01-10-2013, 01:07 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: GTA, Ontario
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If Colangelo was as brash, stubborn and vindictive as Burke is, he'd be gone too.
Burke got fired because a) He wasn't able to ice a playoff team (After coming in and making bold statements) b) His relationship with the media was getting worse and worse (and the owners are the owners of the media as well) c) Nonis was already doing a lot of jobs of the GM and made the transition easier.
Totally agree, which is my point. New owners firing your GM three days before the start of training camp and then having others speculate it was because of his playoff futility is pretty short-sighted. Numerous references were made yesterday to a relationship between the GM and owners. It was a power struggle, and Burke's mouth lost.
What I am saying is non-Leaf have to get off their soapbox and try to claim Burke was fired solely because of his failure to make the playoffs. He had the same record last April. There is a lot more to why he was fired now, and it has nothing to do with missing the playoffs again eight months ago.
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