Jesus, what is up with MLSE teams? Yesterday, TFC hires a coach that can't coach until May/June because he still plays in the English Premier League while the training camp starts this month. Then this today. Incredible.
I've always said Burke is extremely overrated and not that good of a GM but firing him like that is bush league. It must be unsettling to be a Leafs fan right now.
As for his legacy? Outside the mistake that was the Kessel trade he at least shifted the mentality of the Leafs from ''overrated old fart's club'' to ''young team'' which is good in itself. My guess is that Burke seriously considered tanking next season to get MacKinnon or Jones and the idea was denied.
So what kind of legacy does Burke leave behind in Toronto? Came into a losing team and left with a losing team.
Well at first he made a number of bad trades and atrocious signing like the Kessel, Versteeg, Kubina trade, Komisarek and Finger signing but he's been better lately with the Lupul, Gardiner trade and the MaCarthur signing. I still can't make my mind on the Phaneuf trade because he gave some good players and Phaneuf hasn't live up to the hype yet IMO but he's still a good D. His worst mistake IMO is his incapacity to find a good goaltenders. Gustavsson, Giguere, Toskala and the list goes on and on.