Found January 09, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
  Executive Vice President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment (MLSE), Tom Anselmi (right) welcomes the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dave Nonis (left) after Brian Burke was fired earlier today. It is with no surprise that the Toronto Maple Leafs fired general manager, Brian Burke when you consider the fact that the team have missed the playoffs throughout his tenure.  What is surprising is the timing of the firing. With about week to go  before the shorten season starts,  it is baffling to a lot of people that the Maple Leafs would make such a  move, especially shortly after the lockout ended.  ”There is no good time to do this,” Executive Vice President and CEO of Maple  Sports Entertainment (MLSE), Tom Anselmi said in a press conference.  He went on to say that the decision to fire Burke was based on a change of leadership. Burke became the general manager on November 27, 2008. During his time with the Leafs, Burke was Instrumental in acquiring players li...
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