Leafs GM Burke Hangs Up During Radio Interview: Is He Feeling the Heat?

March 6th, 2012 by Matt Wiseman Leave a reply »
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, who is already on thin ice with Toronto media, made matters worse on Tuesday by hanging up during a radio interview.

An interview with host John Moore of Toronto's News Talk 1010 started off innocent enough, but quickly turned hostile as Burke took issue with what he called was a "gutless" question.

When Moore asked Burke if he felt he was "close to the door," Toronto's GM fired back:

"I wish you'd told me before you asked me to do this interview that that was going to be your last question," Burke sternly replied. "A nice little cheap shot before you get off the air."

Shortly thereafter Burke abruptly ended the interview by hanging up.

Is it fair to say that he is really starting to feel the pressure that comes along with his position?

In fairness to Burke, the interview did start with a discussion about the 'You Can Play Project,' which is a campaign led by his son Patrick to raise awareness against homophobia in the game of hockey.

So, did Burke have a right to hang up? Of course he did, nobody is debating that.

But Toronto media is a ruthless beast tha ...

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