BURKE OUT AS GM OF DUCKS, BOB MURRAY TAKES OVER

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BURKE OUT AS GM OF DUCKS, BOB MURRAY TAKES OVER

Post by mattola » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:49 am

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=255628& ... Story_main


The Anaheim Ducks have called a news conference for this afternoon to announce that Bob Murray is taking over as general manager.

Details to follow.

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Post by the toucan kid » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:51 am

Finally something interesting is happening...

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Post by Farhan Lalji » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:12 pm

I hope Kevin Lowe makes some jack ass comment. :lol:

Don't get me wrong - I have no love loss for Kevin Lowe....but if anyone deserved to take a cheap shot at Burke right now it would be Lowe. :)

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Re: BURKE OUT AS GM OF DUCKS, BOB MURRAY TAKES OVER

Post by mattola » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:25 pm

update



Burke will be present and will speak at the conference.

so its not a firing. a Shuffle is in the works obviously and its clear Burke has no intention of resigning with the Ducks so I think he is doing the right thing (and the team is doing the right thing) and replacing him now so the season is not at risk for them.

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Post by Kikbutt_10 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:15 pm

Ah great, now TSN has something to talk about in regards to the Leaves, I'm sure while watching the Nucks game tonight the panel will drift to this topic and start up the Leaf Lover talk again...

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Post by levelheaded » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:29 pm

Burke to the Leaves is an inevitability now. I'm sure this'll drag out for a few months, and he probably won't have his name on a contract until March or so to make it seem like he looked at other options, but for better or for worse Burkie is off to the big smoke. To be honest, I think it's a good thing. Burke is one of the few colourful characters in our sport, and putting him in charge of the largest market is exceedingly good for growing the game. I think the only better places he could go would be the Rangers or perhaps Boston.

Wilson and Burke with the Toronto media will be fantastic to watch. I'm pretty sure a reporter will get violently assaulted if not murdered at a press conference some time in the next 18 months.

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Post by Fred » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:07 pm

This is going to be the true test of BB, the cupboard is pretty bare. So it'll be nice to see what he does, always assuming he does go to Leaf land.

He' ll sure put Strachan in his place LOL Could be worth watching
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Post by jchockey » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:29 pm

Dreger says the Leaves won't make a decision until spring... but they say a lot of things. Burke's going to stay on for a week or two as a consultant before he pursues other options. Under NHL rules Burke cannot seek another GM job without the blessing of his former team, so technically, the Ducks can keep Burke on board until his contract expires, but they won't.

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Post by Cannie » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:12 pm

Whither Dave Nonis in all of this, now that Bob Murray has been touted as Burke's successor as the GM "all along", judging by the comments of the Ducks upper management today? It sounds as if Burke has been grooming Murray for the job pending his inevitable departure: "Bob was in on all of my decisions - he is ready" (paraphrase).

Maybe Burke/Nonis will be a 2 for 1 special when Toronto makes its move. Or maybe Nonis isn't is as highly regarded as we were led to believe when he was here. I don't see where he went wrong, personally. Not only the Luongo heist, but also getting good value for Cloutier when he was done, and firing helmet head Crawford and bringing in AV.

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Post by ClamRussel » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:55 pm

Nonis will follow Burke to TO just like Burke & McCammon followed Quinn to Vancouver.

But this all begs the bigger question, was Sundin really meeting w/ Anaheim or was he actually meeting with Burke knowing full well all this was going down and the discussion was regarding BOTH of them going to T.O.?
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Post by Cannie » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:59 pm

EXCELLENT point, Clam. That luxury condo in Toronto might see more of Mats and his Jessica Simpson lookalike girlfriend than we thought!
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