Brian Burke has been the Toronto Maple Leafs GM since he was hired early in the 2008/09 season. He has had two complete seasons and two almost complete seasons. In that time his team has never made the playoffs and it looks unlikely that they will be there this season. Many Leaf fans have run out of patience. In fact a recent poll says more fans think he has the Leafs on the wrong track than on the right one. If those fans had their way, many would like to see him fired.
This is a problem I somewhat anticipated. In an old post I thought waiting around for Burke to come available and at the time sticking with GM Cliff Fletcher was not a great move. I argued in the comments of that post that it is a big job to rebuild the Leafs at that time and even if Burke could do it there was a good chance that fans could turn on him and he could be fired before he got it done.
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