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Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:30 pm

According to Nick Kypreos:

@RealKyper Breaking #NHL news confirmed #Leafs Brian Burke done with the Leafs. Details to follow.


Hmmm, fired or quit?

McKenzie reporting it as well...saying he's been fired.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=413146
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby ShipHockey7 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:37 pm

weird, I may be in the minority but I thought he was doing a pretty decent job turning them around, if he could have landed a goalie, look out
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:39 pm

What? Kessel trade wasn't his fault. He did a pretty good job with what little he had. I don't see how you don't let him get through at least these next two offseasons...they were positioned to make some moves and he was the one that got them there.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:46 pm

Great timing.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby penny lane on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:54 pm

fired

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Only the Leafs would fire their GM after nine months of not playing and nine days until the first game since said nine months. #NHL
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby Pitt87 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:06 pm

Unless they plan to clean house, I don't see how this helps.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:07 pm

@DarrenDreger
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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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:16 pm

Yeah, this is odd. My guess is that it is something to do with a proposed deal to get Luongo. The new owners want to make a big splash with a deal for Luongo, and Burke wouldn't pay the Canucks price (which is said to be steep).
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby meecrofilm on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:40 pm

Plus he's been outspoken against those cap-circumvention contracts, and likely didn't want to take a horrible one on.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:41 pm

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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby helmespc on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:43 pm

The Bluejackets should ditch Howson for Burke right now.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby Pitts on Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:29 pm

The NHL should ditch Bettman for Burke right now.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:18 pm

Pitts wrote:The NHL should ditch Bettman for Burke right now.


He (Burke) has a lot of friends on the BoG. A lot of enemies, too...
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby pcm on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:38 pm

Burke is a great character to have in this league, but I wouldn't want him as GM of my team. After 5 years of sucking, the Leafs future is still pretty questionable. Not much of a plan in place...
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:42 pm

pcm wrote:Burke is a great character to have in this league, but I wouldn't want him as GM of my team. After 5 years of sucking, the Leafs future is still pretty questionable. Not much of a plan in place...


Boston's future is bright though.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby PghSkins on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:42 pm

If you can't manage, you can't manage.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby penny lane on Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:33 pm

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There’s no good time to do this, but once you get to a decision on something like this, it’s only fair to act upon it, fair for the fans and everyone involved. You can’t fake it, and the relationship between the ownership and the GM is a complex one, it has to work long term and if it will not, you deal with it expeditiously. With a week to go before the season, it made sense to deal with it now.”

Anselmi said Burke would stay in the organization as a senior adviser


http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/art ... ke-reports
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:14 pm

This opens the door for Luongo though. Burke would have never taken that contract. Luongo may never take that trade though.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:54 pm

That is a seriously awkward handshake.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby penny lane on Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:57 pm

Damien Cox ‏@DamoSpin
EXCLUSIVE: Brian Burke tells http://thestar.com he was "stunned" by firing. http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/art ... -by-firing


He was floored by the firing.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby Lt. Dish on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:53 pm

llipgh2 wrote:That is a seriously awkward handshake.


Even Nonis knows its insane.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby canaan on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:23 pm

if you're not watching Burke's presser, you are missing pure gold.
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby Godric on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:27 pm

Am I the only one here that thinks he was doing a good job?
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby Nick92 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:28 pm

canaan wrote:if you're not watching Burke's presser, you are missing pure gold.

:thumb:
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Re: Brian Burke out as Leafs GM

Postby bhaw on Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:00 pm

It was a few days ago, so I can't find it anymore, but I think the winning Tweet from a Leafs fan was along the lines of:

I wanted Burke fired, but it's the Leafs, so I still feel like they are screwing it up.
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