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Did the lockout save Leafs' Burke?

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08:23 AM ET 11.30 | Happy fourth anniversary, Brian Burke. In the past, this date would be an excuse to look back upon all the mistakes that Burke has made in his tenure. But the NHL lockout has postponed the pitchforks and torches. Had the season not been disrupted by a labour dispute, chances are the picture would not be rosy. ... [This summer, Burke] did not address his goaltending problem nor his need for a No. 1 centre. So this lockout really could not have come at a better time for Burke. The longer it goes, the more time he buys. Prospects such as Morgan Rielly, Tyler Biggs and Stuart Percy might be one step closer to being NHL-ready. And salary-cap dead weights such as Tim Connolly (US$4.75-million) and Matthew Lombardi (US$3.5-million) would come off the books.

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November 30, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Burke's gets a failing grade with Team Truculent.

November 30, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Burke's gets a failing grade with Team Truculent.

The man could fall into a barrel of tits and come out sucking his thumb.

November 30, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The man could fall into a barrel of **** and come out sucking his thumb.

Either that or his own member... even with a lockout how is he still employed in any capacity?

November 30, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Either that or his own member... even with a lockout how is he still employed in any capacity?

It is a complete mystery to me but I hope he stays there forever.

November 30, 2012  09:14 AM ET



Where's Danny to liven things up?

November 30, 2012  09:21 AM ET

I am sure he is hoping a lucky clover lands him the Loubot. Smells like a train wreck , but it would be fascinating to watch for a year.

November 30, 2012  09:24 AM ET



:-)

November 30, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I am sure he is hoping a lucky clover lands him the Loubot. Smells like a train wreck , but it would be fascinating to watch for a year.

As odd as it sounds HC, Booby could actually save Burkie ****.

And, I concur, it'd be fun to watch.....

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November 30, 2012  10:03 AM ET

5 more years of truculence!!!

November 30, 2012  10:39 AM ET

Dear Danny

This reminds me of those bad jokes that start off..... Doctor: "I've got some bad news and some worse news.."

November 30, 2012  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

5 more years of truculence!!!

Burkie looking over his Conference standings for the last four years. (13th, 13th, 10th, & 15th)

November 30, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Burke's gets a failing grade with Team Truculent.

Has yet to get the Leafs into the playoffs during his watch but I'm sure he'd tell you it's Stanley Cup or bust...

November 30, 2012  10:51 AM ET
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Has yet to get the Leafs into the playoffs during his watch but I'm sure he'd tell you it's Stanley Cup or bust...

....out crying.

November 30, 2012  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

....out crying.

...a move.

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November 30, 2012  11:06 AM ET
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Has yet to get the Leafs into the playoffs during his watch but I'm sure he'd tell you it's Stanley Cup or bust...

...the button on his trousers

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November 30, 2012  12:15 PM ET
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Burkie looking over his Conference standings for the last four years. (13th, 13th, 10th, & 15th)

Maybe if they lockout the liquor cabinet he could make a better showing.

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