Found January 09, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
As was first reported by Bob McKenzie of TSN and later confirmed by Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, the Toronto Maple Leafs have decided to part ways with general manager Brian Burke. The timing of this move is head-scratching to say the least, considering Burke was supposed to attend the Board of Governors meeting in New York. He was also asked to give his input for the collective bargaining agreement that was tentatively agreed upon just a few days ago. Dave Nonis, who was the senior vice-president of hockey operations, will take over as the new general manager in Toronto.  Since taking over as the president and GM of the Maple Leafs in 2008, Burke has compiled a 128-135-42 record while missing the playoffs each and every season he was at the helm. During a press conference, Tom Anselmi stated that the decision was made by him and the board and while there's never a great time to fire a general manager, it wasn’t fair to drag out Burke’s employment. We're still left wonde...
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