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Brian Burke Meets The Media

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 12:00pm ET.

Embedding has been disabled, but you can watch via Sportsnet or the Leafs' website.

update 12:22pm, Conference is over.

added 12:31pm, from TSN,

Speaking to the media at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday three days after being fired as senior vice-president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Burke gave a clear answer as to what went wrong under his direction.

"We didn't win enough, and that's why we're here today," he said prior to answering questions from reporters.

"I did not accomplish what I set out to accomplish."

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added 2:25pm, Watch the press conference below, via Sportsnet.

For those of you who may not be able to see the Sportsnet video of the conference due to IP location, I have added a YouTube video too.


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Paul's avatar

Burke said he would take a GM job with an NHL team tomorrow, he is in the job market.

Right now he will be senior advisor to MLSE, not the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/12/13 at 01:11 PM ET


Little dig at the beginning, about how it would have been nice to get this news before he went to Russia for the WJCs.

Posted by Chris M on 01/12/13 at 02:49 PM ET


Whats the big deal?  New boss wants his own guy.

He didn’t win.

Case closed.

Posted by 13 user names on 01/12/13 at 05:08 PM ET

henrymalredo's avatar

Any GM with Brian Burke’s record in Toronto would probably see the ax, but you got to imagine when the biggest star in hockey’s biggest market is the GM and not the players, there’s a problem.

Posted by henrymalredo from Lansing on 01/12/13 at 07:21 PM ET

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