Nov 122008
 

It seems that in about 20 minutes or so that the Ducks will announce that Brian Burke is no longer GM of the Ducks and that Bob Murray will take over. This isn’t really all that surprising considering that it has been rumoured for a long time that Brian Burke has a desire to work on the east coast closer to his family in Boston. Additionally, it has been rumoured for some time that Ducks ownership has had a very lucrative contract extension on the table for months now and it is likely that if Burke really wanted to stay in Anaheim he’d have signed an extension long ago.

So where does Burk end up now? Well, Toronto seems to be the likely choice if you believe all the reports that the Leafs really are waiting for someone like Burke, if not Burke himself. Plus with his good friend Ron Wilson as coach it seems to be a perfect fit. But there will be others interested in him as well. Let the rumours begin.

  2 Responses to “Burke no longer GM of Ducks?”

  1.  

    Nice post.
    I think Brian Burke is a good GM, but is he as great as everyone sought him out to be? I really don’t think so. If he does go to the leafs, no matter what, the team is rebuilding and can only go up. Don’t really need to hire him… Fletcher is doing a great job already.
    My two cents… http://jib-sports-culture.blogspot.com/2008/11/brian-burke-out-of-anaheim.html

  2.  

    Well, I think it’s a given Burke’s going to Toronto now. The writing was on the wall when Burke hired his old understudy Dave Nonis after Vancouver canned Nonis. I just thought Burke would make it through the season

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