Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Take It Easy On Brian Burke?

from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,

With the Maple Leafs floundering, it’s hard not to find fault – okay, a lot of fault – with the lack of progress since Burke grabbed the wheel. But The Fan 590’s Howard Berger has blogged that Burke’s heart doesn’t seem in his work since his son’s death, a suggestion Burke rejects.

So should media mitigate the barbs? Thursday on Andrew Krystal in the Morning on The Fan in Toronto, Krystal interviewed Todd Kays, co-author of Sports Psychology for Dummies. Krystal confessed he was having a hard time dissing Burke in light of his grief. So what’s a talking head supposed to do?

Kays’s response was simple. While we must be sensitive to people’s grief, the Ohio State University professor said the world moves on. “At some point, life goes back on. That’s the sad thing that when somebody dies in our lives, we think the whole world should stop. The reality is, it doesn’t.”


Filed in: NHL Teams, Toronto Maple Leafs, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: brian+burke


Nathan's avatar

Totally believe Burke when he says it has nothing to do with his son.

Burke has just never been that good of a GM, expectations were too high, as usual, in Toronto.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 11/19/10 at 10:17 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Nathan’s right.

This team was in poor shape and heading in the wrong direction long before his son died.

Toronto just sucks, and Burke just isn’t a good GM.

Posted by Primis on 11/19/10 at 12:13 PM ET

mmuskrat's avatar

DON’T SAY IT OUT LOUD!!!!!!11!!!  I can’t deal with that reality.

Posted by mmuskrat on 11/19/10 at 12:57 PM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com