NHL: Maple Leafs fire Burke

The Toronto Maple Leafs have shocked the hockey world Wednesday morning with the firing of general manager Brian Burke.

The NHL Board of Governors are meeting today to ratify the new CBA and while the Maple Leafs have struggled under Burke, the timing is an absolute shock to everyone.

The thinking is that Burke would have been very likely on the hot seat this coming season depending on the team’s on-ice results. Burke had been the clubs president and general manager since November of 2008.

More details should emerge throughout the day and the Maple Leafs are scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon at 1:45 et.

Greg Isaac

Greg Isaac

Greg Isaac is a former hockey player and coach as well an avid/die-hard hockey fan, having gone to his first game at the Great Western Forum when he was 3.  Greg enjoys Seth Rogen and Jason Segel movies with Knocked Up, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall being 3 of his many favorites. He’s a huge Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlane fan, with his favorite T.V. show being Family Guy, of course. On the weekends you’ll probably find him playing non-stop ball hockey with his 5-year-old son Masen. You can hear Greg Saturday afternoons on @real_hockeytalk & @breakthrsports from 1-4 Arizona time on
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