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Old 01-09-2013, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default LEAFS FIRE GM BRIAN BURKE

I wonder if Burke's doghouse will become Bargs Primo Pasta stand...

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MCKENZIE: MAPLE LEAFS REPORTEDLY FIRE BURKE AS GM


The Toronto Maple Leafs have apparently fired general manager Brian Burke, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie.

Burke had been the Maple Leafs' president and general manager since November 29, 2008.

Burke's NHL career began in Vancouver in 1987 when he was hired by Pat Quinn to be the director of hockey operations for the Canucks.

In 1993, he left the job to become GM of the Hartford Whalers before stepping down after one just one season to join the NHL front office as executive vice president and director of hockey operations.

In 1998, he returned to Vancouver to become general manager of the Canucks and following the 2003-04 season, Canucks ownership chose not to renew his contract.

Burke then became general manager of the Anaheim Ducks, where he won the Stanley Cup in the 2006-07 NHL season. He stepped down as GM in 2008 and joined the Maple Leafs shortly thereafter, replacing interim GM Cliff Fletcher.

Burke was also the general manager for the United States national men's ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
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