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#1 edicius

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Bob McKenzie just reported this on Twitter, though he's waiting for further information/confirmations.


EDIT: And the confirmation's in.


Edited by edicius, 09 January 2013 - 12:29 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Just seen this. Wow just wow.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

aw man!! So I wont get the satisfaction when we would of beat him down in the winter classic if we ever have it.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

He must not have displayed the proper levels of "pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence" My guess is, Burke wanted to do one thing with the team, the owners wanted to do something else, he told them to f**k off, and then they fired him. Maybe he can get work writing storyboards for Cherry's Coaches Corner.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

The only reason that this is surprising, is that it's actually a move for the good of the franchise and it was made on time.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

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After all the good he'd done in Toronto.

Can somebody help me out with that?


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

Burke is and always has been overrated. You could just see this day coming the moment he signed in Toronto, and even moreso when he started making his trademark bonehead moves. Not to mention he's always so bitter and angry over everything, and is a total ******, so firing him can't be that hard a task for whoever has to do it lol. The guy practically asks for termination.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Crazy stuff...  I wonder who they have pegged to replace him.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

lockout over, Burke gone.

 

what an epic week... thank you, hockey gods!



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Crazy stuff...  I wonder who they have pegged to replace him.

 

Hopefully not Jim Nill. ;)


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

The person to "follow" now on Twitter might be Donald S. Cherry.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

What's shocking about this, besides the timing, is how badly the majority of Leafs fans are taking this. I honestly think the move is an improvement for them, but the timing is WAY off. Leafs fans are hoping Nonis takes over.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

All the leaf fans at my work are just distraught..lol it's hilarious.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

He's overrated, and there was no excuse for the Leafs to continue being that bad. The guy was paid a huge amount for his services, and five seasons saw the team not make the playoffs once. As a result, they are the single organization to have not made the playoffs since the lockout. He's fortunate that he wasn't canned years ago.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

The only reason that this is surprising, is that it's actually a move for the good of the franchise and it was made on time.

 

I honestly gotta disagree...JFJ was much worse than Burke...Burke's fault was that he wasn't able to correct a decades' worth of mismanagement (mind you MLSE is messed up from the top on down) in the time he was there.

 

The 1st half of last season the Leafs were playoff bound; too bad the 2nd half was crap rolling downhill :lol:

 

 

Hopefully not Jim Nill. ;)

I'm thinking the same; there's a good chance he could be on his way to T.O.

 

What other "decent" GMs are available?



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

HAHAHAHA THIS IS LIKE CHRISTMAS!!!! 

 

I can only imagine what brought this on....the Luongo stuff, or kissing Bettman's ass during the CBA meetings. 



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

He's overrated, and there was no excuse for the Leafs to continue being that bad. The guy was paid a huge amount for his services, and five seasons saw the team not make the playoffs once. As a result, they are the single organization to have not made the playoffs since the lockout. He's fortunate that he wasn't canned years ago.

Overrated...Maybe...But honestly I'd say JFJ screwed the Leafs more so than Burke...Burke had to start by cleaning up the mess that was left behind which was pretty significant.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Burke made stupid moves. Giving up way too much for Kesler, sending away Versteeg for a handfull of magic beans and the Paradis/Trlusty trade was a joke. Rutherford fleeced Burke, like c'mon. Not to mention the Exelby/Kubina deal was laughable and the Tyler Biggs fiasco had to have Leafs fans pulling out their hair. You make something like 40 deals in half a decade and it starts to lool like you're shuffling deck chairs to look like you're doing something. Likely to disguise the fact you can't draft or build a team and never could. He built his rep on the Sedin deal just like another overrated GM built his rep on handing Patrick Roy a pen when he went to Colorado.

 

He just seems to be a schmoozer behind the scenes. Make friends, get them on your side, and you'll have hockey people talking you up in spite of your poor management skills. After every stupid move, other schmoozer types like Dreger and the like always compliment him and it always comes off so buddy-buddy.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

I know it's not the case but I would love for it to be that he's replacing Bettman as commissioner. 







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