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01-28-2013, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Predaleafs View Post
oh yea, because Burke did nothing for the Marlies. He didnt acquire 90% of the Calder Cup finalist last year and one of the favorites to win it this year. Burke was to busy parading the streets of Toronto so a whole group of people can have rights, you and i have.

What an idiot Burke was for fighting through the death of his son to do his job all the while forgetting the pressure that was put on him by a buttload of fans that say lets tank we can handle it, yet create stupid threads like why arnt we winning.

Plus, that Kessel guy he brought in stunk, a 25 year old coming off 4 straight 30-goal season, all the while battling CANCER AND MONO!

Why not try to bring in picks, so we can watch these guys turn into a player as good as Kessel only to cry to trade them.

Burke filled the cupboard, maybe not with the best, but he did a hell of a good job. The only reason, and ill repear ONLY REASON, he got fired was because he mistakenly thought this was a 2-4 year thing. It needed more time, but saying he left this team was then it was is just plain stupid. He may not have been the best, but he by far was not the worst.

And to all the other idiots complaining he was in the parade, IT WAS FOR HIS DEAD SON. people mourn in different way. This was his. He didnt take time off, he was still in touch with the other 3 guys who could manage his signings. The reason we didnt sign the big name stars is for the reason they asked to much, not because Burke was trying to make equal rights for Homosexuals a thing!Idiots
So we agree then. Brian Burke put social activism ahead of his duties as Maple Leafs GM.

Fact is, after the tragedy with his son, he should have either stepped down, or taken a leave of absence. There is no way anyone can suffer through what he went through and still do their job with the kind of focus it requires.

I would go so far as to suggest that the tragedy had a detrimental effect on Burke's decision making as a hockey man. A sudden death like that impacted his ability to look long term and he started to feel like he needed to, and more significantly, felt capable of, "accelerating" a rebuild.

Look. It is awful what happened to Burke almost immediately upon taking the job, but this is pro sports, and all that matters is results. Results that were terrible under Burke's guidance. So get off your high horse. He deserved to be fired, and he deserves significant criticism for the decisions he made.

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