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by Paul on 03/03/12 at 10:54 AM ET
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
It’s refreshing that GM Brian Burke speaks his mind, politically correct or not, but he was off-base when he recently claimed in a radio interview that fans did not like coach Ron Wilson because of the media’s perceived issues with the Toronto bench boss.
It had nothing to do with those of us in the media.
It had everything to do with the fact that he didn’t win anything here.
Even for those of you out there who found Wilson’s sometimes abrasive personality as grating as fingernails on a chalkboard, the fact that the man can coach should never be questioned.
He just wasn’t a fit here.
In his almost four years behind the Toronto bench, there was not one playoff game. Does anything else really matter?
The tiffs and games with the media are irrelevant in the overall scheme of things but, in the end, probably were an unnecessary distraction on a team that, in the hockey fishbowl that is Toronto, really didn’t need it.
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