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Lonny_Bohonos_14

[Firing] Burke Done in TO

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

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

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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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@drosennhl: Leafs have now announced a press conference for 1:45 at Air Canada Center.

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Lol I think tsn website just crashed

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Time to bring in Mike Keenan for the rebuild! If you have to tank, then at least tank properly :lol:

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weather it was luongo or another goalie, there must have been a good deal on the table that burke rejected? so the leafs fired him before it was to late, thats my thought

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Ladies and gentlemen,

NHL Commissioner Brian Burke.

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@RealKyper: #NHL news: Source saying #Canucks Luongo still very much in the hunt to become a #Leaf despite GM Burke relieved of his duties.

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So much for the biggest story of the new season being Luongo. Lol.

If it wasn't clear before, it's certainly clear now: TO is a puppet franchise.

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If Burke was taking a new position elsewhere, he wouldn't have been fired. By firing Burke, the Leafs will have to pay severance. If Burke had a new position, the Leafs could release him from his contract and they wouldn't have to give him anything in terms of severance.

IMO, this is just a straight up firing, though at the oddest of times. My guess is that ownership wanted a new coach, and Burke refused to can Carlyle, so the Leafs fired Burke. Carlyle could get the axe soon too, though for me this all seems like odd timing.

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