From Damien Cox
Brian Burke exclusive interview: Former Maple Leafs GM says he was stunned by firing
As soon as he learned he had been relieved of his duties as general manager of hockeys most scrutinized team, he bolted from the Air Canada Centre to pick up his two youngest daughters, aged 7 and 8, at school.
They were okay. They just wanted to know if wed have to move again. I said no.
This morning, 48 hours after being dismissed in shocking fashion by the Maple Leafs and then agreeing to become a senior advisor to the team, the 57-year-old Burke walked into his preferred neighborhood coffee shop wearing a grey Providence College sweatshirt and a leather jacket.
I was floored, and I still am stunned. Ive never been fired before, he said about Wednesdays announcement. How am I doing? Im doing okay.
This is my one and only statement on the firing of Brian Burke. Hockey is a tough sport and you have to be tough to be in it. You take the
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Then he has 5 more.
I am sure Brian will suck it up and move on.