TSN and Sportsnet had a full afternoon of coverage on the Burke firing.. Looks like all we'll hear about until camps open now will be Burke..
It's only normal they are based in Toronto. When the Habs fired Gauthier and hired Bergevin, RDS didn't really talk about anything else but the changes in the Habs management team and dedicated the day to it
La décision a été prise après que le nouveau groupe de propriétaires de MLSE eut effectué une étude approfondie des actifs de la compagnie et conclu qu'il valait mieux changer des choses au sein de la direction de l'équipe de hockey
They would have been even worse 2 years ago and drafted RNH instead of Hamilton since they would have been lower in the standings
The Leafs without Burke's body of work probably pick 1st overall in 2010, 2011 and 2012. That's how god-awful that team really was.
Burke was extremely overrated, but on the whole I think he's a good GM. The Kessel trade get's more hate than it should, given the Leafs got a bonafide star player out of the deal. It was the right trade(got a star), at the wrong time (he should have rebuilt with the picks).
The Beauchemin for Lupul-Gardiner is larceny. That's reminiscent of the Gorges-1st(Pacioretty) for Rivet trade. I can only dream Bergevin could flip a mediocre player like say Gionta for that type of return.
It's not just about winning, he has made a lot of solid moves throughout his career. He even made some good moves with the Leafs.
Burke is a quality GM and is good for hockey IMO. A guy like Gauthier is a loser.
Oh yeah, now the leafs get to have Seguin destroy them for years in their own division. What a winning move! Instead of Kessel they could probably have had Hall and a couple top 5 picks the next two years, brilliant.
Gauthier over Burke everyday of the week, he might not have made big moves but every step Gauthier took was one towards a brighter future, Burke is just flailing in the dark.