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01-09-2013, 12:50 PM
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Per the press conference:

Burke relieved this morning, Nonis now the full time GM.

Burke will remain with Toronto as a senior advisor

Paraphrase: "We'd like to thank Brian for building a strong front office team, so we had someone in place to take over after we canned him."

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01-09-2013, 12:51 PM
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Senior adviser?
LOL.

Yeah, really conducive to a fresh start.



what a circus. I swear they are the Red Sox of hockey.

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I dont disagree that what the Leafs need. But again, what do they give up to get him?

He was great in FLA too. Crappy team in front of him though.
It doesnt help if you rob Peter to pay Paul.

I dont know how they get him without weakening themselves somehow. Unless they have prospects I'm missing.
And I'm at a loss as to why they can't decide to take a more realistic approach. That team needs a real plan, and it can't be to try to make the playoffs just to get destroyed early. Build a team the right way, don't keep looking for band-aids.

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01-09-2013, 12:57 PM
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Is this the same as Harry being senior advisory to Glenlivet cabinate?

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01-09-2013, 12:58 PM
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Is this the same as Harry being senior advisory to Glenlivet cabinate?

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Is this the same as Harry being senior advisory to Glenlivet cabinate?
I think it's more like "we still have to pay you, so now you'll be making coffee and doing photocopying until your contract is up"

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01-09-2013, 01:00 PM
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I think it's more like "we still have to pay you, so now you'll be making coffee and doing photocopying until your contract is up"
that is awesome!



Damit Burke I said three sugars you idiot!!!

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01-09-2013, 01:04 PM
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Article released this morning:
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wowsers - it's funny how things work sometimes.

i don't mind the guy, i really don't.

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wowsers - it's funny how things work sometimes.

i don't mind the guy, i really don't.
I got nothing against Burke.

He's the best GM the Bruins have had in awhile.

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I got nothing against Burke.

He's the best GM the Bruins have had in awhile.
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I got nothing against Burke.

He's the best GM the Bruins have had in awhile.
bazinga!

indeed GW's. He's freakin' Santa Clause for the B's.

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It's clear the new ownership hates Burke's style. They're not directly saying in the press conference, but they keep saying "wanted a different style" and phrases like that. Dreger's report sounds spot on.

Oh Leafs, too funny


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01-09-2013, 01:19 PM
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I think it's more like "we still have to pay you, so now you'll be making coffee and doing photocopying until your contract is up"
Priceless!

"You call this coffee TRUCULENT?! More like watered down Tim Hortons!"

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01-09-2013, 01:22 PM
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Priceless!

"You call this coffee TRUCULENT?! More like watered down Tim Hortons!"
"I think this coffee is good enough, it was the 8th best coffee in the East from February until the middle of April"

"I do not regret making this coffee and would make it again"

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"I think this coffee is good enough, it was the 8th best coffee in the East from February until the middle of April"

"I do not regret making this coffee and would make it again"

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01-09-2013, 01:23 PM
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It's clear the new ownership hates Burke's style. They're not directly saying in the press conference, but they keep saying "wanted a different style" and phrases like that. Dreger's report sounds spot on.

Oh Leafs, too funny


No way, something specific triggered this, regardless of what they're saying to the press. They aren't going to come out and say "he didn't make a trade we wanted him to so we fired him".

Might not be Luongo but for this to have happened so suddenly at this point of time, it had to have been a specific cause that flipped the switch.

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01-09-2013, 01:29 PM
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Just for fun, I decided to rehash a post of mine from the Kessel deal way back from 2009

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This is the type of trade that gets one of the General Mangers fired. If Toronto doesn’t make the playoffs this year then this trade is a total win for Boston, and Burke could get shown the door for such a high risk move. If Toronto does well this year, Toronto makes the playoffs and Kessel scores 40+ goals or becomes a 50 goal scorer, it will become easy for Bruins ownership to offer Chia up as a sacrificial lamb to the fans if the Bruins are playing below expectations a few years from now. (The buy outs, Versteeg, Kessel and any other mistakes of Chia).

In the end it was in the best interest of the Bruins and Kessel to move on and we got pretty good value for him. (Knowing how this played out I wish we traded him for Pronger at the deadline)
Well Knowing how the draft worked out I am glad everything worked out the way it did, but the point remains, this was a deal that could have gotten someone fired and it did .

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01-09-2013, 01:31 PM
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wowsers - it's funny how things work sometimes.

i don't mind the guy, i really don't.
I have a boatload of respect for Brian Burke. He was the best GM for the Boston Bruins even though technically he worked for Toronto.

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01-09-2013, 01:33 PM
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I dont disagree that what the Leafs need. But again, what do they give up to get him?

He was great in FLA too. Crappy team in front of him though.
It doesnt help if you rob Peter to pay Paul.

I dont know how they get him without weakening themselves somehow. Unless they have prospects I'm missing.
I listen to a lot of team 1040 radio, and the Canucks are asking too much for Luongo, but Bozak + is what the Leafs want to give.

Luongo is under-rated, he has won a gold and taken his team to the Stanley Cup finals in a mad hockey city. But he has a bad rep of glaring at his d-men after goals and poor starts. Other than Boston and Chicago playoff games he has been very solid. Being a goalie in Vancouver is extremly hard, the only goalie that anyone really idolizes here is Kirk McLean and he never won either.

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Sad, sad, sad day.

Well-earned, but man, as a Bruins fan what a bummer.

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01-09-2013, 01:35 PM
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I think Burke's a good GM, but I never thought he was a good fit for the Leafs. In a city where they love their good ol' Ontario kids it never made much sense to hire a guy who loves US born players as much as he does.

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01-09-2013, 01:37 PM
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Sad, sad, sad day.

Well-earned, but man, as a Bruins fan what a bummer.
come on Mike chin up. I mean how much more did the leafs have for Chia to steal. Just think when he gets a job for another team Chia has a fully stocked team to choose from.

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I hope he ends up in Winnipeg; Kane, Bogosian and a 1st for Trent Whitfield and Max Suave

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