Originally Posted by Oilers1980
As much fun as I have picking on Toronto, I still do hope for better times and playoffs.
Everybody goes crazy when they are in the hunt.
And as much as I dislike Burke - this wasn't right at all in my opinion.
I've started to see more and more of this mentality here in Ottawa. The Leafs' failure was, at first, a joke, but it's gotten to the point where it's not even worth laughing about.
It's more sad than anything. The best fans in the world in the centre of the hockey universe don't get too see the playoffs at the highest level of the game.
You are right, the firing was not right. The team is rebuilding, and Burke is doing his best day in day out.
I've got to tell you, though, if the rumors as to why he was fired were true, he just gained even more of my respect (if that's even possible). Though I personally want Luongo, the fact he was willing to lose his job to ensure Bobby Lou wouldn't be brought in under his tenure is bold.