Found December 27, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, “When the coach goes into the cage, he needs the chair and the whip, not just one of them,” Burke said of providing the contract insurance. “When people are clamouring for a coaching change, there are visible signs it’s time to change. Agents are calling and complaining that players aren’t going to play for him, there are unnamed players, we call ’em snipers, taking their shots. There has been none of that (with Wilson). I had players come to me last year, saying: ‘Don’t change the coach’. This is a coach who has earned this extension. It’s not charity, it’s not a gift.” Burke would not hear of getting egg on his face should he pay Wilson and the Leafs miss playoffs again — “Ask me that at the end of the year, I’m not interested in hypotheticals’ — but refused comment on Wilson’s term and salary. It’s likely that one year would be too little and three too much. “From last year’s all-star break (in early February), to this year,
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