Originally Posted by RaininThrees
I really think there's way more to this than is being reported right now. According to a couple people, Burke had plane tickets to NYC to represent the Leafs at the NHL CBA vote as late as last night, and the plans changed this morning. I mean, you don't fire your GM (and leave literally everyone he put in place) 10 days before the season unless something happened.
Colangelo's time is near... I think it's just a matter of timing, and I don't think he has the ability to make franchise altering moves (without approval) at this point.
A rumour that came out here in Manitoba via a radio Dj who has connections in the Toronto media is that Burke was having an affair with somebody in the leafs organization.