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#1 Lonny_Bohonos_14

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

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Toronto Maple Leafs have apparently fired Brian Burke as general manager. Working on official confirmations.


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BREAKING NEWS: Toronto Maple #Leafs have fired general manager Brian Burke. More details at sportsnet.ca: http://bit.ly/Jmquu

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Holy Moly. thats funny and crazy all in one package.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

If true, this seems like a really odd time to fire a GM.


EDIT: Apparently it is true. This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Why fire him now? The season is just about to start.

Congratulations Toronto. You always seem to come up with new ways to baffle the hockey world.

Edited by Nas19, 09 January 2013 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

An older article: http://slam.canoe.ca...5/19841851.html

Many within the Maple Leafs hockey hierarchy have been asked about Burke's status over the past few months and they claim to know nothing of it. There was a story going around that Burke had already taken a leave of absence. He didn't. There was a story going around that he was about to be fired. It hasn't happened -- and isn't about to happen.


In an unrelated matter, there has been speculation in the past that Burke would assume the presidency role of the Leafs in time and appoint his chief lieutenant Dave Nonis as general manager. But that's not what the swirling rumours have been about.


Keep in mind the Toronto Maple Leafs have new owners now...Bell Media and Rogers Media.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

Wow, but not officially confirmed.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

this season just keeps getting more dramatic by the day!
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

TSN just reported it, quoting the Bob Mckenzie tweet
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

If true, this seems like a really odd time to fire a GM.

It is, but if Dave Nonis is going to replace him as general manager it shouldn't be a problem.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Woa! Nonis to take over?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Wow, but not officially confirmed.

ya but bob mak is pretty reliable. prepare for cdc to crash in.3...2...1..
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Wow, not the best time to do it. If they were to fire him, they should have did it when the season ended last year.

NONUTZZZZZZZZZZZZ is probably taking over.

Edited by TheEhrhoffEffect, 09 January 2013 - 10:33 AM.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

I am confused by this...
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

It is, but if Dave Nonis is going to replace him as general manager it shouldn't be a problem.


True. I wonder what effect this will have on the Lu situation?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

Wonder what this means for Luongo trade rumors?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

Nonis has already traded for Lu once...

Just saying.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

curious. Wonder if this puts a damper on TO making a run on Getzlaf/Perry next summer. From what I heard they loved Burke.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

Confirmed.

@RealKyper: Breaking #NHL news confirmed #Leafs Brian Burke done with the Leafs. Details to follow.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

Just read about this,kinda odd about the timing of it though
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

The timing is so odd. This *has* to have something to do with Luongo deal. Why timing just before CBA is signed?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

The timing is so odd. This *has* to have something to do with Luongo deal. Why timing just before CBA is signed?


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Maybe Burke wanted Luongo and MLSE didn't. Or maybe Burke didn't want Luongo and MLSE does. Or maybe it has nothing to do with Lu! #analysis

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

I feel like theres something more to this that hasn't been released yet.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

Nonis doesn't exactly have a sparkling relationship with MG, what with MG meeting with the Aquilinis for the GM job while Nonis was still under contract. This *could* make trading Lu to TO difficult, but hopefully the two sides will put hockey over their egos.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

I'm thinking he wouldnt pull the deal on Luongo.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

I feel like theres something more to this that hasn't been released yet.

Like replacing Richard Peddie as the President of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Wasn't there some sort of issue a couple months ago of a "private nature" with Burke? Like sleeping with an employee or something.

If he is fired for a non-hockey reason, then Nonis takes over for sure at least on in interim basis.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

so lui also done in TO?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

@drosennhl: Leafs have now announced a press conference for 1:45 at Air Canada Center.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Lol I think tsn website just crashed
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