Archive for January 9th, 2013

Brian’s Song

- January 9th, 2013

I can’t believe what I’ve watched all day: Endless hours of Brian Burke getting fired.
No, the Prime Minister of Canada didn’t get let go, it just seems that way. Burke runs the biggest franchise in the country to so I guess it makes sense. But, wow talk about countless hours of coverage.
It’s been interesting. Rogers and Bell both own the Leafs. Some of their employees are on their station ripping ownership for the route that was taken with this decision. I do think it was the right decision and should have been done long ago.
Only the timing here is strange.
Burke never should have been allowed to give Ron Wilson a contract extension. He never should have been allowed to hire Randy Carlyle. Burke should not have led this club through the summer. The Leafs won’t be any better. Not anytime soon.
I would suspect Vancouver will get a call _ if the club hasn’t already _ from David Nonis for Roberto Luongo. The deal could be: Nazem Kadri, Tyler Bozak and a second round pick or some variance of that. Burke has been afraid to pull the trigger and he isn’t best buddies with that sourpuss Mike Gillis.
Nonis and Gillis have a much better relationship.
Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see this deal go down quickly.
Almost before anybody gets over the surprise of Burke’s firing.
l SNIFFING AROUND: Senators GM Bryan Murray confirmed today he’s had calls for both of his goalies _ Robin Lehner and Ben Bishop. Murray isn’t ready to play that card at this juncture. He could one of these days. I can bet you one of these calls was from Edmonton. The Oilers have been looking all over for a goalie.