Hopefully, Burke firing was for the right reasons

Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke leaves the podium after addressing the media...

Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke leaves the podium after addressing the media at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. (ERNEST DOROSZUK/TORONTO SUN)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:59 PM ET

Many of us media hounds, and probably some fans as well, are of two minds when considering the fate of Brian Burke.

On one hand, after four seasons of failing to make the playoffs and pulling the trigger on some questionable moves (most notably the Phil Kessel trade), there’s no arguing that from a hockey operations perspective, Burke deserved the demotion.

On the other hand, if the reports are true that the new board at MLSE wanted Burke out because it wanted someone who is more politically correct and less controversial in charge, then God help us all.


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