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What does the future hold for Brian Burke?
Thu, November 13, 2008

Brian Burke turned down a contract extension to remain general manager of the Anaheim Ducks, citing the need to spend more time with his family and the strong state of the team he helped turn into a Stanley Cup champion as reasons for leaving.

He was replaced by Bob Murray, who has spent the past three seasons in the Ducks' front office.

Suddenly, Burke has emerged as one of the top candidates for teams looking to snag a GM with a marquee name and an impressive track record.

What does the future hold for Burke? Which team do you see him joining down the road? Have your say in our forum.

Murray replaces Burke as Ducks GM



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You would think the Leafs would get a guy who can make some good draft picks.

1999- OK he got the Sedin twins. The other 6 players 0 NHL games. 2000 7 players 0 NHL games. 2001 Kevin Bieksa the other 4 players 18 NHL games played. 2002 1st round pick traded to WASH (SEMIN) the other 11 picks 0 games. Well Rob McVicar played 3 minutes in net against the Oilers. 2003 other than Kesler the other 9 picks played 23 games in the NHL. Vancouver totals missed playoffs 2 of 6 years, went out in first round three times and lost to the Wild in 7 in round 2 in 2003. Yeah this guy is great. If your definition of great is s#*t.
Bobby Clarke, 2008-11-28 17:08:03

Hey Rompinronny,

lol...I think you missed the second joke!
B, 2008-11-28 14:59:13

Hey B

Before you slag Dave for his spelling - The two "you're" you used should be "your". FYI
Rompinronny, 2008-11-28 14:15:55

Do you really think it matters who they have as general manager?If the team is playing as rotten as they are,there is no hope in hell of them ever getting into the playoffs.Why pay someone all that kind of money when he won't do any better then Fletcher is doing now.I think the leafs should play a couple of games in the OHL. with maybe Windsor Spitfires or the Belleville Bulls just see how easy they are to beat.
reidog, 2008-11-28 12:08:32

I don't know if signing him was a good or bad idea - only time will tell. But I do like it for one reason - it at least removed one piece of fodder for Toronto media endless column-filling crapola.

Simmons, when asked about the repeated Burke articles, said it was "news" and therefore their responsibility to report. Nuts. The SIGNING was news - not all the speculative s*^t that preceded it. All you have to do is sift through this site to see that most think it was a 2008 version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

Now all we need is to have Sundin sign somewhere - anywhere please God - to get rid of that other media crutch.

Their worst nightmare is to have nothing left about which to write for the rest of the season than the Leafs.
Gary O., 2008-11-28 11:42:14

LOL@DAVE

Are you 5 yrs old or something?

"Congradulations" = Congratulations

"Choise" = Choice

"Yoy" = You

You're idiotic spelling reflects you're idiotic post.
B, 2008-11-28 11:17:33

Anyone who thinks this is not a good signing is dumb. Look at the records of Vancouver and Anaheim before and after Burke came on board.
B, 2008-11-28 11:13:40

In this environmental conscious times, it is always a good idea to put all the garbage in one spot so the rest of the area does not get contaminated. Congradulations Toronto you have done just that.

Have yoy ever wondered why the Ducks were interested in getting rid of Burke? Just when Fletcher was getting things sorted out along comes management with the bright idea of bringing in Burke. I wonder which draft choise he will trade to get Todd B back in his fold.

Good luck Leaf fans, don't worry the Teachers Pension Fund screwed up the BCE deal too and lost the investors most of the money. Maybe Brian will give each of the season ticket holders a free cell phone. Give him a call.

Dave
David, 2008-11-28 09:36:49

Burke might just be what the so-called Leafs Nation need...a man with a pulse who won't take no shit from anyone..the propblem with Tronto is corporate tornto, who buys up most of the tickets without caring how good they are or not.. and usually not.. so no pressure on admin to get a better team, cause the money comes in....however finally there has been enough pressure from LEAFS NATION to let somebody who cares in winning to come in... the big question is will the owners let him do what they want...it might look like it since Fletcher was able to et rid of some lame ducks..

Habs will still win the next cup way before the Leafs do!.. Leafs are way too far behind in talent.. but good luck!
RM, 2008-11-28 09:35:13

He won one cup with a team that was almost there by trading away the future of the team to put it over the top. He will make the Leafs better in the short term by trading away any future the leafs might have. Unfortunately, the Leafs are no where near as close as the Ducks were so expect two maybe three playoff runs (two rounds at most) followed by the house of cards tumbling down.
Kirok, 2008-11-28 09:26:12

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