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Is Burke Really An Embarrassment?

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Brian Burke is out of control. He doesn’t just want to run the Toronto Maple Leafs. He wants to run the newspapers. He wants to tell editors what columnists and radio voices can and cannot write or say. He wants to control what you read, what you think, what you perceive to be the truth.

He wants to be the face of the Leafs, the only voice. In between, he wants to settle grudges with fist fights — fine message from a middle-aged man with a Harvard degree.

And in this season of hockey revival, where all should be smiles and chuckles, he is becoming something of a local embarrassment.


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Steve Simmons is an idiot.

Posted by Harald on 12/06/11 at 12:28 PM ET

WingMan's avatar

Burke speaks more truth that the T.O. writers…  neither speak much…

Steve Simmons is an idiot.

+1 on that comment

Posted by WingMan from The Q C on 12/06/11 at 12:39 PM ET

TheFreak's avatar

The first comment on the article summed it up:

Simmons, you are the embarrassment. For the last few months I choose not to “click” or read any of your articles and got tricked into this one because the writer was not identified. I read it just to see if you’ve changed, but you’re the same bitter, annoying, vindictive leaf bashing, whining writer that caused me to stop reading anything written by you.

Here’s a tip - stop being so negative, stop trying to use your position as a writer to rally people around your anti-leaf causes that nobody really cares about and get back to writing more positive, insightful articles. A friend was telling me that you actually won some awards back in the day. What happened?

Posted by TheFreak on 12/06/11 at 12:45 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I was going to say, Burke is no more an embarrassment than what passes as Leafs journalists…

Posted by Primis on 12/06/11 at 01:00 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

This makes me embarrassed to hve recently purchased Simmons’ book on Mike Dabton (which is apparently good).

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 12/06/11 at 05:10 PM ET

TheFreak's avatar

Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun
steve simmons of the toronto sun

Posted by TheFreak on 12/06/11 at 06:55 PM ET

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