I completely understand why Burke was fired, he's done nothing in Toronto, but why now? Why not after the end of last season?
He must have refused to trade for Luongo or something.
Exactly, the timing of this is confusing. There must have been a philosophical disagreement between ownership and Burke on what direction to go next. Because if they wanted to fire due to poor results they would have done so after the season had ended, not when the new season is starting.
Toronto needs a true rebuild in the worst way. I was never impressed with Burke.
Yeah, it was a ridiculous mistake for him to go in there, guns blazing, expecting to turn the organization around and win immediately. Trading away valuable picks just to make the playoffs. Reminds me of the old Kings. Burke tried to do in Toronto what he did in Anaheim, but the thing is that he lucked out in Anaheim with landing three future hall of fame players and a good core of young prospects and players. That is not what he had in Toronto.
It's our "fault" hehe. First we whip the Nucks bad on their home ice (plus put Whitney's hypno pups in his face) causing the coach to "change things up" with Schneider. Then Luongo demands a trade. Then everyone in the hockey world says Lu to TO. To which Burke says "no" to that contract. And finally TO fires him to replace him with Nonis the "Lu getter".