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Hi everyone, I'm Showwei Chu. Joining me now is Tom Hayes. Let's first start with a recap before we open it up to questions.The Toronto Maple Leafs dropped a bomb on the hockey world this afternoon, firing GM Brian Burke and replacing him with his protégé, Dave Nonis.The news comes just days before the season is about to begin following a 113-day lockout.
Burke has had four seasons already and the team never made it to the playoffs in any of them. But should he have been given more time to turn things around?
@showwei.chu - he only had a few months left - too bad he wont get a chance to finally make the playoffs -
Is the timing of the firing a distraction to players heading into an abbreviated season?
@showwei.chu - might be a boost - a shock to the system -
Let's open up the forum to our viewers now.
@Sportsfan14 wish i knew for sure - Tom Anselmi mentioned his harsh style of doing business -
Reporters at the news conference asked if Burke’s firing had anything to do with the Luongo trade? But management said no. Can the Leafs compete without a star goalie like Luongo?
@Darrell tough to argue those points -
@showwei.chu goaltender is still an issue - but is Luongo the answer - dunno -
let's see where he ends up Darrell
Will Nonis have enough time to instill his coaching philosophy under such short notice?
@showwei.chu he has no time - what's in place is what he has to work with
@bj i agree - let's get to it -
@Phil he did have a sandpaper way of doing things - including dealing with the media -
@Kyle Baxter he was really running out of time Kyle
@Sportsfan14 don't bet the farm on that one - but go leafs go -
@Crippled0 that's crazy - gardiner is the most exciting thing about this club going forward
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What do you think was Burke’s biggest mistake as Leafs GM?
@showwei.chu bottom line - results.
leafs fans follow me @citytomhayes go leafs go !
What was Brian Burke’s best move as GM?
@Darrell yea - who has the vision now ?