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Did the possible Lu trade cost burke his job?

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The timing of the Burke firing to me seems just down right odd. The day the CBA get offically setteld was the day I thought we would see the deal inked on Luongo to Toronto. Yet we see a strange move coming from the Toronto side of things....

Burke is done... Well if you ask me, you can look at this two ways:

A: The deal was in place and was about to be final and the owners thought Burke was giving up to much and selling the farm to get luongo, soooo they axed him.

B: They really want luongo and felt burke was not going to get the job done.

I believe it is case number one. If you look at the press conference the new GM Dave Nonis talks about how making a bunch a trades wont fix a struggling team. I think they were just sick of Burkes dumb trades and want to go in another direction, like grow the team from within with good picks and key trades (not big splash deals like the Lu trade.)

Thoughts?

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I think Burke's personality had alot to do with it

also perhaps his vision and the owner's did not match

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Provided Lou waives his no trade to TO, I would expect he will be dealt before the start of the season next week. The skids have been greased and Toronto management seems to be slobbering all over the chance to get our playoff bed wetter.

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they want luo, dave makes the deal, philadelphia also wants him gilis played it right let the bidding begin

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I've heard Burke didn't want Luongo and the rest of the management in TO does.

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Wasn't it Nonis who traded for Luongo in 2006? Hopefully history repeats itself.

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Burke wasn't moved to be a senior adviser for the club solely on the Luongo trade. The fact is that he miffed it up in the summer when he could have got him, maybe even for less than now. Burke was afraid that he was gonna pull a kessel though and give up too much for something that helps, but it's not enough to get him to where he wants the team to be. Ownership wants the team to be in the playoffs making money and sparking interest in the Leaf's again.There are most likely some personal reasons that led to this reappointment and the fact that he was not let go entirely suggests there even more going on behind the scenes.

I do believe Lu will go to Toronto and the Nucks will get something good in return, however that is only one piece of this puzzle. Many people are suggesting that this was lined up before the Lockout started, but as new ownership did not take over until late August it wasn't in there best interest to re leave Burke until they new for sure a season was being played.

You can cut this pie a thousand ways and it still doesn't add up. There are some missing pieces that will be uncovered and some that won't we will just have to wait and see.

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I bet he was about to overpay sooooo much for Lu that the Toronto brass had to fire him. Not likely.

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An article in the province today suggested Burke got canned because he WASN'T interested in Luongo, not that he was 'willing to give too much'. I'd like to point out that Mr. Nonis had brought Luongo to Vancouver in the first place; so it almost seems inevitable that Nonis will bring Bobby Lu to T.O.

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I've heard Burke didn't want Luongo and the rest of the management in TO does.

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Lu made it clear last year that he didn't want to go to Toronto...

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I bet it was more to do with his abrasive personality, the same reason they got rid of him here.

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I bet he was about to overpay sooooo much for Lu that the Toronto brass had to fire him. Not likely.

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Congrats on just about every topic that has to do with Burke; reposting the same information that's been stated on every major sports website.

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Wasn't it Nonis who traded for Luongo in 2006? Hopefully history repeats itself.

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IF the Luongo trade talk had anything to do with Burke's firing, I would SPECULATE that it was because Burke DIDN'T want him, but management did.

Why?

Burke has stated, numerous times, he does not like front loaded, long lasting contracts. |

But this is all pure speculation and opinion, just like all the other garbage read on TSN and Sportsnet. Nothing is true until a trade is done.

These sports websites generate traffic by creating rumours, especially rumours about potentially the biggest trade piece on the market currently. Why would they do such a thing? Because they can, nobody can trace anything to anyone since it's from "confidential sources".

Personally I'm disappointed even the Province newspaper has jumped on the trade bandwagon (what great columnists to write about trading a star goalie :/), and if Gillis doesn't trade Luo, it's for the best considering the condensed season.

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The pundits are saying Burke did not want to give up Gardiner which is what the Canucks wanted along with Bozak.

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