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02-11-2013, 11:51 PM
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Clark4Ever
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I have no doubt that Burke would have supported all of Carlyle's roster decisions and that the Leafs would have an identical record this season if he was still in charge.

The only reason why Burke's attitude got him fired is because Ron Wilson's terrible record as a head coach during Burke's tenure allowed the MLSE Board of Governors to make that gutsy call without facing an overwhelming backlash from the media and the fan base. The MLSE suits knew they could always fall back on four years without playoffs to justify the decision despite the terrible timing of the announcement.

Burke's inexplicable loyalty to Wilson is the only reason why he will not be able to reap what he has sown in Toronto, and it's a damn shame.

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