Sorry folks up to my eyeballs in kids hockey. This quote to be best tells the story of why Brian Burke was fired. It’s from Damien Cox’s article. Nimble on that until I get away from the rink:
“He said he was unaware of any noteworthy clash with the new ownership alliance of Rogers and Bell. He did say that Tanenbaum asked him last season to “tone it down” in terms of his public utterances.
“I said, ‘Larry, I can’t do that. I am who I am. But I can back away a bit,’ ” said Burke. “And that’s what I’ve done the last six months.”