Monday Morning Musings With Me, The Big E: Burke Takes Break & More

July 12th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
Someone asked me an interesting question recently. They asked what I thought of Brian Burke as a GM and my immediate response was “so far, so good.”

My friend responded by telling me that that summation wasn't fair because it left the door open for me to change my mind if Burke screwed anything up. He was right, it does.

It got me thinking though. I understand Brian Burke has won a cup, I also understand that he helped build what was in most hockey circles considered a heavy contender in Vancouver, but I wonder if Toronto Maple Leaf fans aren't enamored with him for all the wrong reasons.

He hasn't done or won anything here yet.

I wonder if Leafs fans judgments aren't so clouded by their collective overwhelming desire for a GM with any amount of experience or credibility after the whole Pat Quinn and John Fergusson JR experience.

Before you jump all over me about Quinn, towards the end of his tenure in Toronto, he simply wasn't effective at his job. Whether as a GM or as a coach. End of story.

As I said, I wonder if it's because of Toronto fans desperation that Brian Burke has been placed on such a ...

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