First off let me apologize to all of the Toronto Maple Leaf fans that were hoping Brian Burke was going to be their General Manager next year, but the writing is on the wall that he is staying with the Ducks.
What is that writing you may be asking yourself? Well, it’s the Ducks resigning of Randy Carlyle to a two year contract.
Now I'm sure you're asking yourself, how does that mean Burkie is staying with the Ducks? Well last year after signing Carlyle to a 1 year extension, Burke made the following comments... "I don't think the general manager has the right to extend the coach beyond his own tenure," [Brian Burke] said. "If they decided they want to make a change, the new guy shouldn't be stuck with Randy Carlyle." (LA Times 6/14/2007)
That being said, as a fan I have always found Burke to be a stand up guy who means what he says. Therefore I don't feel he would sign Carlyle to the extension if he was leaving.
Does anyone else have a different take on this?