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The Hockey Guys:
Toronto Maple Leafs
By Tomy Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
Why was Brian Burke fired?
Plenty of reasons are out there, such as:
- He was reluctant to acquire Roberto Luongo in a trade with Vancouver, as Sportsnet has reported?
- The team has a large payroll, and have never been in the playoffs during Burke’s time as GM?
- The Phil Kessel trade haunts the Leafs and will continue to do so for years?
- New ownership wanted a GM who was less vocal/confrontational?
- New ownership wanted the players to be the face of the franchise, not the loose tie wearing GM?
- A combination of all of the above?
Whatever the reason, Brian Burke’s time has GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs is over.
When he was hired in 2008, Burke called Toronto the Vatican of hockey cities – if one is a Catholic – and that running the team was “one of the most important jobs in hockey on the planet.”
Now less than 5 years later Burke is out of a job.
Burke’s hiring November 28, 2008 was met by enthusiasm. After all, he won a Stanley Cup with An...
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The Roberto Luongo trade rumours are in full force. Previously I’ve looked at the possibility of Luongo heading to Toronto, Edmonton, Florida and Chicago. Until today, I have not thought about the possibility of Luongo in the orange and black of the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Luongo to Philadelphia rumour heated up today after TSN’s James Duthie mentioned Philly’s interest on...
It’s been a slow past few months here at RobTheHockeyGuy, but we are BACK! Though the season isn’t scheduled to start until January 19th, we have actual hockey news to talk about! And none more interesting than the news out of Toronto today: Brian Burke has been fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
This is a Canucks blog, so I won’t spend too much time analyzing Burke’s failure...
Roberto Luongo figures to be on the move at some point, and the Maple Leafs could still be in play.
Luongo has been the subject of trade rumors for some time now, with Cory Schneider taking over as the Canucks’ No. 1 goaltender. The latest team to be linked to the three-time All-Star is the Leafs, who happened to fire general manager Brian Burke on Wednesday. But while Luongo has...
ESPN's Pierre LeBrun has released a second set of nuts-and-bolts information about the new collective bargaining agreement, and there's a strange twist to what he's calling the "Luongo Rule"--a.k.a. punitive penalties retroactively imposed upon teams that issued "lifetime" contracts to retain their own players, especially if said players are eventually...
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo figures to be on the move at some point, and the Toronto Maple Leafs could still be in play.
Luongo has been the subject of trade rumors for some time now, with Cory Schneider taking over as the Canucks' No. 1 goaltender. The latest team to be linked to the three-time All-Star is the Leafs, who happened to fire general manager Brian Burke...
NHLTags: Enrico CicconeIlya BryzgalovJames DuthieRoberto LuongoVancouver CanucksEarlier this morning, former NHL player and TV analyst Enrico Ciccone reported via twitter that the Philadelphia Flyers were interested in Vancouver Canucks goaltender (until next week) Roberto Luongo.
Casual fans and Philadelphia media alike scoffed at the notion...
Reports are swirling that the Flyers may be kicking the tires on embattled Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo. Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reported via Twitter that the Flyers are players for Luongo tweeting “Paul Holmgren going in on […]
>href="http://www.hockeyfanland.com/apps/blog/show/14282096-roberto-luongo-done-in-vancouver-">Roberto Luongo ends up with the Toronto Maple Leafs -- a scenario that became more likely when Dave Nonis was named the Leafs' new GM -- the Vancouver Canucks will probably want more than just center Tyler Bozak in return. The Vancouver Sun's Elliott Pap, for one...
I Feel Like Gary Cheevers (Stitch Marks on my Heart)
…And we’re back.
After staring into the abyss of a long cold winter with no hockey, we finally have something to live for again.
Canucks Hockey is here again, a mere eight months after the Los Angeles Kings lifted the Stanley Cup.
And now it gets interesting.
Rosters that were configured a lifetime ago now have under two weeks...
CBC’s Elliott Freidman says the new CBA doesn’t hurt Roberto Luongo James Mirtle explains the NHL’s salary cap could hit $90-million CapGeek.com tells us Rostislav Olesz would have a $2.25M cap hit if buried in Rockford this year. They also … Continue reading →
Twitter is blowing up with reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs have fired their President and General Manager, Brian Burke. For the five years that Burke was in charge, the Leafs failed to make the playoffs and certainly made some questionable decisions (Phil Kessel trade, anyone?). Regardless, the timing of this decision is strange to say the least. Why now? I mean, it’s January...
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...