Bye Bye Burke. This isn't a sad good bye. It's a happy goodbye. Brian Burke is the (now) former GM of the Toronto Maple "Laughs" I mean Maple Leafs. He was fired today by Toronto after 4 pathetic seasons. The Laughs did not make the playoffs during his tenure.
Leafs fans can now rejoice that new management seems committed to putting a winning product on the ice. Sort of. The Leafs are a joke. They are perennial losers. Thinking about the team makes one laugh. The only leaf that Toronto can be compared to is the dried out and shriveled leaf that we rake up and discard in the fall.
The Leafs have been a pathetic franchise for decades. Maybe it wasn't all Burke's fault. Maybe there's a curse on the team. I don't think that's it. I think that the team has just been poorly run. They haven't hired the right people in the past.