Brian Burke dismissal shrouded in mystery

Former Leafs general manager Brian Burke speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Saturday...

Former Leafs general manager Brian Burke speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Saturday following his sacking earlier this week. (ERNEST DOROSZUK, QMI Agency)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:14 PM ET

TORONTO - The press conferences are now over but the real mystery remains: No one will come out and say directly why Brian Burke was fired as general manager of the Maple Leafs. And just as importantly, no one will answer: Why now?

They will hint around it. They will tell their stories, as much as they want you to know, which isn’t much. Many times in his farewell press conference Saturday Burke explained his shocking dismissal with “I didn’t win enough games.” But when asked directly about what happened, he wouldn’t go too far from his script.

“I would view that as something that’s between me and ownership,” he said. “They gave me the reasons why they felt it was time and why the timing fit. You can ask them if they want to divulge (the information) but I believe some of those things belong in the board room.”

 


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