Agreed, he took a lot of heat for other bad deals and probably didn't want to sell the farm for Lou.
MLSE thought otherwise and wants Lou.
Originally Posted by Sweech
They hire everyone as an advisor. Also have the ex-Atlanta GM as an advisor.
My thinking is that he didn't want to trade for Luongo, due to his contract and possibly other concerns. Goaltending is the teams obvious weakness and I'm fairly sure Burke and the ownership had entirely different feelings on the matter, so they fired him.
Fair enough. We'll see how it shakes out though. I still stand by my theory and that Luongo ends up in Toronto before the season starts. Toronto sports media will eventually reveal what Burke was fired for.
Luongo would have to be ****ing insane to agree to play in TO.
It's great (for everyone that isn't a Leaf fan) to see that the new ownership groups has been more than able to continue the team's growing legacy of clueless executive decisions.
It's barely more than league minimum, he had a strong half season in Europe, and they know what he can do. If he doesn't work out, they don't sign him at the end of the season. It was a savvy, cost effective move.
__________________ "The ‘now’ is very good in Chicago. The ‘now’ back in the days when they were drafting first, second and third? It wasn’t very good. But the core of fans that stuck with them, if you asked them now, I betcha they’d say it was worth it.” - Kevin Cheveldayoff
The Fehr thing worked out pretty well for the Caps, if he does sign there. Jets took him off their roster and took care of his salary for a good chunk of last year, got a pick from the Jets, and now get to re-sign him for league minimum.
I still think that experiment was worth a shot though. I like Fehr, and hope he lights it up against everyone BUT the Jets.