from Damien Cox of The Spin, Burke has stood loyally behind head coach Ron Wilson over the past three seasons - wasn’t it interesting how it wasn’t Wilson’s fault when things were bad, but now we’re told Wilson deserves credit now that things are better? - but today things are certainly a little different than they were yesterday.
First of all, the Leafs looked awfully leaky in a 6-3 loss to the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins last night after winning four of five. Second, Carlyle, the coach who delivered a Cup to Burke in Anaheim, a coach that Burke recruited and hired and admires, a coach who preaches the gritty, punch-first-ask-questions-later, tight defensive style that Burke loves, iis now available. Carlyle’s Ducks beat Montreal last night, but that didn’t stop GM Bob Murray from dismissing him and bringing in Boudreau.
A wild 24 hours, to be sure.
Enjoy the speculation now in Toronto, folks. Of course, Burke can quiet it all with one announcement, that being that he has...