Thread: Value of: Brian Burke
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01-13-2013, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Beleafer4 View Post
Many people also call him a clown, but he has made huge initiations to support gay rights, has slept on the streets to raise money for the homeless, and has forced all his players to make charities and get involved in the community.
None of those things helped the Maple Leafs. The fact that he is also so public about his charity work shows he does it a lot for the attention as well.

Obviously, it is great that he does charity work and supports gay rights but that's not the job of a GM - you don't hire a GM to march in pride parades, you hire him to build a winning team. The Leafs were paying him a gigantic salary and let him spend to the cap and he failed miserably, doing charity work on the side doesn't make up for that

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