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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Brian Burke - FIRED!!!!!!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2013 - 12:26 PM, said:

Brian Burke - FIRED!!!!!!

https://twitter.com/...060032434302976

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2013 - 12:26 PM, said:

Brian Burke - FIRED!!!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2013 - 12:26 PM, said:

Brian Burke - FIRED!!!!!!
:censored: :censored: :censored:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

I guess the Luongo trade fell through.  lol

It's all Timmays fault.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

Wow, theres one way to bring Leafs fans back after the lockout!

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2013 - 12:31 PM, said:

I guess the Luongo trade fell through.  lol

It's all Timmays fault.
If your joke is actually true, It Makes you wonder if it was because management wanted him to get a deal done, or because he was actually trying to make the deal happen?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 09 January 2013 - 12:35 PM, said:

Wow, theres one way to bring Leafs fans back after the lockout!

If your joke is actually true, It Makes you wonder if it was because management wanted him to get a deal done, or because he was actually trying to make the deal happen?

Must be something recent.  WTF fires their GM now?  Could have fired him 8 months ago.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

Apparently still waiting confirmation but McKenzie reporting it
http://prohockeytalk...re-brian-burke/

https://twitter.com/...060032434302976

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=413146

Edited by nucci, 09 January 2013 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2013 - 12:36 PM, said:

Must be something recent.  WTF fires their GM now?  Could have fired him 8 months ago.
Exactly, unless this is a decision from the new ownership? Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (Teachers fund) sold the team to Rogers and Bell last year

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

i find this hilarious.

Blow Leafs Blow!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

Weird, Sucks for the rest of the league/East because they might become slightly more respectable now
Makes you wonder why the decision was made now? Was it the new ownership? Was it because he was unable to land Luongo? Was it because he wanted to go after Luongo?
He was a bad GM and just a loudmouth who should have been fired, but I prefer to see the Leafs suffer with him then possibly get better

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

You know, I could almost feel bad for a Leaf Fan...

Wow, they would do that now?  That ownership is as bad as the Bills situation.

FWIW, I thought he was doing a good job rebuilding that team from the ground up.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

View PostKnightrider, on 09 January 2013 - 12:43 PM, said:

You know, I could almost feel bad for a Leaf Fan...

Wow, they would do that now?  That ownership is as bad as the Bills situation.

FWIW, I thought he was doing a good job rebuilding that team from the ground up.
Why would you feel bad? His rebuilding job wasn't anything great, he made big splashes to get some big names and mortgage their future and they still have yet to make the playoffs since the last lockout.

their ownership has become even better with Rogers & bell owning them now instead of the teachers

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 09 January 2013 - 12:43 PM, said:

Weird, Sucks for the rest of the league/East because they might become slightly more respectable now
Makes you wonder why the decision was made now? Was it the new ownership? Was it because he was unable to land Luongo? Was it because he wanted to go after Luongo?
He was a bad GM and just a loudmouth who should have been fired, but I prefer to see the Leafs suffer with him then possibly get better

I'm wondering if it's because he DIDN'T want to go after Luongo.  His entire tenure he has stated that he despises the long term, front loaded contracts.  Must say, he's stuck to his guns in his belief and never signed one during his tenure in T.O.  Maybe some of the higher ups wanted Booby Loo but Burke held firm in his belief of not having those types of contracts on his books.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

View PostDerrico, on 09 January 2013 - 12:48 PM, said:

I'm wondering if it's because he DIDN'T want to go after Luongo.  His entire tenure he has stated that he despises the long term, front loaded contracts.  Must say, he's stuck to his guns in his belief and never signed one during his tenure in T.O.  Maybe some of the higher ups wanted Booby Loo but Burke held firm in his belief of not having those types of contracts on his books.
Tough to say because the rumor mill always said the leafs were in on him, but who knows if any rumor that gets reported is ever true.
I would say that its more likely if his firing was over dealing for Luongo, its because he didn't go after him enough/didn't want him given the timing of this firing (unless we here next today that Loungo is heading to Florida)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

Wow.  Big news if accurate.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Maybe he couldn't be fired during a lockout?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

My guess is he has another GM job by week 4.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2013 - 01:03 PM, said:

Maybe he couldn't be fired during a lockout?
That's the only thing I could think of off the top of my head also.

And always fitting when something bad happens to them:

Edited by ROC Sabres, 09 January 2013 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

View PostROC Sabres, on 09 January 2013 - 01:08 PM, said:

That's the only thing I could think of off the top of my head also.

Maybe because he didn't fight Kevin Lowe? lol

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Awesome.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

If NHL teams could cut shifts/salary during the lockout, I don't see why they couldn't fire staff.  I'm guessing it has something to do with Luongo, whether he did/didn't want him is anybody's guess.  

I do find it ironic he finally got his tradeable cap space in the CBA, then gets fired before getting a chance to use it.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

I think they (new ownership leaders) wanted him involved in the lockout, just not the actually running of a hockey team.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

This is bad news for the rest of the Eastern Conference.

I think LPF's explanation is the most likely one.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Just like I never want Romo and Sanchize to stop quarterbacking their respective teams, I never wanted Burke to get fired.

Edit: I think I stole the Romo Sanchez thing from Taro, but that just makes it more true.

Edited by qwksndmonster, 09 January 2013 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2013 - 01:03 PM, said:

Maybe he couldn't be fired during a lockout?
I don't think so, Technically the lockout still isn't over until they ratify the new CBA and sign it which happens Saturday (Its why TCs are expected to start Sunday). And didn't the Blues President Davidson leave and take a job with the Blue jackets happen during the lockout?

Funny that he finally gets what he wanted (being able to trade away a player and retain part of a contract) and is fired before he can ever use it

Dave nonis is being named GM (not sure if its interim or the job is officially his)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

Burke stays on a Senior Advisor with leafs.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

Burke is a lot like Bill Polian. Has a great reputation as a team builder although some would argue how much was being in the right place at the right time. Unfortunately for both men, they either don't care or don't quite understand the politics of it all.
You can call it being a kiss ass or you can call it being prudent, but he men/ women in charge want to feel like you know they are in charge. They are only going to put up with the arrogance or disdain you show them for so long.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2013 - 01:48 PM, said:

Burke stays on a Senior Advisor with leafs.

So, let me paraphrase if I may, depending how large a role that is and I hope it is not ceremonial, the Leafs very likely could still be the laughing stock that we all love to hate.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Maybe a heretic question:

Burke instead of Regier?

What do you think?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

View PostLaLaLaFontaine, on 09 January 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

Maybe a heretic question:

Burke instead of Regier?

What do you think?

I will consider this a serious question and just say ... No.

And I am firmly in the fire, years ago, DR camp.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

Strange timing

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

Phil Kessel.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

View PostLaLaLaFontaine, on 09 January 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

Maybe a heretic question:

Burke instead of Regier?

What do you think?

He would be a Darcy with more testosterone...

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

View PostLaLaLaFontaine, on 09 January 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

Maybe a heretic question:

Burke instead of Regier?

What do you think?
Regier is probably the only guy that I would take as a GM of the Sabres over Burke, and that includes GMs in any and all sports on this planet

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 09 January 2013 - 02:10 PM, said:

Phil Kessel.
Dion Phaneuf............



What are we doing?
Naming Leafs players now?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

View PostLastPommerFan, on 09 January 2013 - 01:17 PM, said:

I think they (new ownership leaders) wanted him involved in the lockout, just not the actually running of a hockey team.

View PostEleven, on 09 January 2013 - 01:30 PM, said:

I think LPF's explanation is the most likely one.


View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2013 - 01:48 PM, said:

Burke stays on a Senior Advisor with leafs.

:)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

In other words, we are still paying him a ton of money so we want to at least make it look like he's doing something.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

per mirtle, the senior adviser title is nominal only -- he's out of the picture and is pis$ed about it.

it is also expected that they will pay him for that position only until such time as he lands with the league or another club.

finally, mirtle tweeted the "fun" (and baseless) rumor that the (league's) plan is for burke to be the GM of TO's (imminently granted) 2nd franchise.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

View Postsizzlemeister, on 09 January 2013 - 02:12 PM, said:

He would be a Darcy with more testosterone...
Not to mention truculence.
I think it gives the Leafs a chance to be better.
Other than that, it makes me smile.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

Brian Burke for Bills' GM!!!  Oh, wait....brain cramp.