Originally Posted by Raptorman
How has Burke been a failure? The ACC is filled above capacity at 4 times the price for every game he has been here. Much better record than...well...any NHL or NBA team.
I'd say he was the best GM in sports while he was here. Just ask his bosses.
When evaluating a general manager it would make most sense to look at the teams regular season record and whether or not it transpired into playoff birth... since Burke has been here the Leafs have failed in this respect...
Attendance records are relevant, but if a team is not winning I am not sure how Burke would be responsible for a supposedly increasing attendance record.
Remember, winning or losing, this is a hockey-loving city. The ACC is packed and loud at every home Leaf game, regardless of whether or not the team is doing well.