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01-09-2013, 11:33 AM
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guessing he got fired because he wanted Luongo too bad or wasnt persuing Luongo hard enough.

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Poor guy. He was only in year 5 of his 2 year rebuild.

This was the year for the Leafs.

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Very odd timing. Perhaps he presented them with a Lou trade and they weren't impressed or vica versa.

Edit: I see i was beat to that thought.lol

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01-09-2013, 11:35 AM
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Perhaps not trading for Luongo's contract was the hill he was willing to die on.

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Moved this into the around the league thread.

Luongo's situation has to be the cause of this. Either the higher ups wanted RL and Burke didn't or vice versa. We'll see who the replacement is.

McGuire as replacement?

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01-09-2013, 11:38 AM
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Good for the Leafs. Too bad they hired him in the first place though. If only Katz would wake up and show Lowe/Tambellini the door.

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Fire tambo. Hire Burke

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Fire tambo. Hire Burke
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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01-09-2013, 11:41 AM
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Fire tambo. Hire Burke
Katz should hold a barn fight between Burke and Lowe with the Oilers as the prize.

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Burke would **** himself if Lowe was made GM

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Moved this into the around the league thread.

Luongo's situation has to be the cause of this. Either the higher ups wanted RL and Burke didn't or vice versa. We'll see who the replacement is.

McGuire as replacement?
I actually think that's probably the reason. He probably didn't want to deviate from what he perceived as value and disposable. MLSE probably wanted Luongo so badly but Burke couldn't trade pieces he felt would hurt the team more than Luongo helps.

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I actually think that's probably the reason. He probably didn't want to deviate from what he perceived as value and disposable. MLSE probably wanted Luongo so badly but Burke couldn't trade pieces he felt would hurt the team more than Luongo helps.
No I think it was the other way around. Trading for Luongo is a Burke type move. A move that would help the team today but hinder them far down the road when he is gone. He probably pushed hard to acquire him but the higher ups wanted no part of him especially with the new rules.

Imagine if they were stuck wit Luongo under the new rules now.

Oh well they still have my cousin James to rely on.

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Wow

Burke fired. Knew it was going to happen eventually since incompetents never last long in high profile roles like that, but didn't think it would happen before the CBA agreement was even offically signed.

Will actually be interesting to hear the post-mortem on this one.

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01-09-2013, 11:58 AM
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Tambellini fake twitter:

"I'm not surprised that Brian was fired. When you go that long without drafting first overall, the writing is on the wall."

Spit out my coffee

Another thought:

Wouldn't he presently be in the BOG meeting?

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01-09-2013, 12:02 PM
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I actually feel just a smidge bad for Loungo if he is a reason for this, just a smidge though haha

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Mark Spector Sports ‏@SportsnetSpec: Sounds like Burke did NOT want to make Luongo deal, while many in Leafs org did. Burke a principled man.

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01-09-2013, 12:11 PM
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Timing of Burke dismissal very odd. He and all brass were at Marlies game last night in Hamilton. Truth will surface. Something fishy.

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01-09-2013, 12:13 PM
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Mark Spector Sports ‏@SportsnetSpec: Sounds like Burke did NOT want to make Luongo deal, while many in Leafs org did. Burke a principled man.
If that holds any truth, I'd be somewhat frightened as a Leafs fan.

Owners should not be overriding GM's.

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im going to go out on a limb and say i think burke said something to someone higher up than him and it resulted in childish behavior

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guessing he got fired because he wanted Luongo too bad or wasnt persuing Luongo hard enough.
Burke has always been a guy that falls in love with his below average goalies. I'm guessing the Canucks were asking a lot for Luongo and Burke wasn't willing to give it up because he had faith in Reimer.

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01-09-2013, 12:16 PM
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Poor guy. He was only in year 5 of his 2 year rebuild.

This was the year for the Leafs.
You know, as Oilers fans we really shouldn't be commenting on that.

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01-09-2013, 12:22 PM
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You know, as Oilers fans we really shouldn't be commenting on that.
Our management never told us this would be a short process. Burke told Leafs fans that they were just going to "retool". It's been a disaster.

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01-09-2013, 12:23 PM
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Burke has always been a guy that falls in love with his below average goalies. I'm guessing the Canucks were asking a lot for Luongo and Burke wasn't willing to give it up because he had faith in Reimer.
This is my worry. Now that Burke is out of the picture, MLSE might put a guy in there willing to part with Reilly, Gardiner, or their 1st this year in a package for Luongo. Which would suck for the Oilers.

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01-09-2013, 12:24 PM
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Our management never told us this would be a short process. Burke told Leafs fans that they were just going to "retool". It's been a disaster.
That's fair enough, I can't imagine how much it would suck to be a Leafs fan for the last while. It's like being Oilers fans but without the draft and with higher expectations.

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01-09-2013, 12:27 PM
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Was not expecting to wake up and see that. The Leafs are a circus. I almost feel bad for their fans.

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