Those rumours abound. And just about everybody inside the game has been exposed to them in one way or the other, and many inside the game who should know better have spread them without any real knowledge of the situation
and yet there is the yellow quilled one doing his best to spread this particular piece of fiction through this passive aggressive scribbling.....good dawg that man is an @$$
So what has happened here? The worst of the modern world of journalism and the blogosphere is at play here. A story gets whispered about and talked about so often that it becomes truth simply by being spread regularly -- and in this case by people who should know better. From word of mouth it makes its way to Twitter or a blog or somewhere where the principles of journalism are not exhibited. The regular rules of attribution and sourcing don't exist in non-traditional media outlets such as blogs.
The number of those who have heard the stories and believe Burke will be pushed out is many. And when a relatively conservative TSN became the first mainstream media outlet to address the issue Tuesday night, it seemed the appropriate time to bring context to some of the misinformation that is out there.
My initial inclination was to let this pass, but the more I've been asked about it by prominent hockey people, the more there seemed a need to bring some calm to rumours that have no validity.
Steve's altruism know's no bounds, ordinary men are in awe
Simmons has insinuated in the past that Burke's job was impacted following the suicidal death of his son, and now he has the chutzpah to suggest that Burke's alleged marital problems might be affecting his managerial performance.
Clearly, Simmons does not recognize the professional and moral boundaries of a respectable journalist.
If Burke is let go at some point, I wouldn't blame him if he beat the **** out of Simmons before he left town.
Pathetic little man with a vendetta against Burke.
well ,the rumors were also coming from hockey circles.....i mean a ny other mediocre gm who constantly contradicts himself ...would be canned
this is burkes last year ,evrryone knows it ,projected 8-12 place finish again already
what i really dont comprehend is why people are shocked at burke rumors ,he falt out crapped the bed during his time here
and hes still living off his sedin draft and his stacked stanley cup team in anaheim.simmons actually defended him.