Wednesday, November 12, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: BURKE OUT AS DUCKS GM

Anaheim Ducks General Manager Brian Burke is "out", and Bob Murray will be his replacement, according to TSN.ca

Burke refused to accept the organization's contract extension they offered to him a short time ago. His reasoning behind the move seems to be family motivated.







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4:05PM Josh is speculating that the Kings could be in the mix to land Brian Burke when he starts fielding offers from other teams. The Leafs are probably the likeliable landing spot for, although teams would ditch their GMs to go after Burke.

I'm not sure about the KIngs, because if he has family issues around Anaheim, maybe LA wouldn't be a viable spot then.

4:00PM Bob Murray seems very esctatic to be taking on his new role, and has nothing but respect for the man who brought him to Anaheim (Burke).

1:58PM Sportsnet (Canada) says that the press conference will be issued at 12:30 PT, and the only thing they mention is that the conference is related to the general manager position. TSN has broke the news that the GM switch between Burke and Murray is indeed occuring.

1:54PM: We have our Josh the King trying to get the latest info for you all, as to why this is occuring and if it has anything to do with any opportunity to become the Leafs GM


1:52PM: TSN'S latest briefing:

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


More info as it comes in.

5 comments:

Fred Poulin said...

Brian Burke said he steps down because of family concerns.

leafsfaninottawa said...

I thought he already tried to get out of his contract and he wasn't allowed.

Josh The King said...
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Josh The King said...

Burke declined a contract extension last week so they are transitioning now instead of later

Anonymous said...

Wow.. Josh THe King.. YOu know nothing.. WHy in the hell would the Kings go after Burke when we have Lombardi locked in for at least a couple more years. We just started doing well and we'll go out and get another GM.. Does that make ANY sense to you? You're sounding like Eklund.

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