You'd think MLSE would learn

Kevin Payne was named the President and General Manager of Toronto FC on Nov. 28, 2012. (VERONICA...

Kevin Payne was named the President and General Manager of Toronto FC on Nov. 28, 2012. (VERONICA HENRI/Toronto Sun)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:54 AM ET

It started with Bryan Colangelo. The notion being that Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. was going to overpay to find the most qualified person available to run their basketball team.

The same philosophy applied to the hiring of Brian Burke. He had a Stanley Cup pedigree and an off-the-charts personality. So they made him the highest-paid general manager in hockey history and waited for the results.


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