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Burke Being Burke

from Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun,

What about the perceived consensus in the public that if a coach fails to make the playoffs in three consecutive years, there should be a coaching change?

“We don’t run this team by consensus,” Burke said. “I don’t give a rat’s ass what the consensus is.”

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I hate Brian Burke and I’m no fan of Ron Wilson, but how could you justify firing the coach of a team that comes close to making the playoffs when they really had no business being that close?

Posted by Garth on 04/12/11 at 05:35 PM ET

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Burke’s irritating bluster keeps people from realizing that he’s not good at what he does. Acting supremely confident and exuding arrogance doesn’t really mean you know what you’re doing.

Posted by awould on 04/12/11 at 07:10 PM ET

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Alternate translation: “We could put chimps on skates throwing their feces at the glass and Toronto would still pack the arena to the rafters and pay top dollar to do so.”

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/12/11 at 11:14 PM ET


Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/12/11 at 10:14 PM ET

I’m not sure what your point is.

It’s not like the Leafs don’t spend near the cap.  It’s not like they had one of the highest payrolls before the cap came into effect.

They just spend poorly, in general.

Posted by Garth on 04/13/11 at 12:45 AM ET

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