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Maple Leafs fire GM Brian Burke as season nears

Updated: January 9, 2013, 4:15 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Brian Burke's brash and outspoken style wasn't a good fit for the new corporate owners of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Maple Leafs fired their general manager Wednesday with the NHL season set to resume this month following a tentative settlement ending the lockout.

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment President Tom Anselmi said at a news conference that longtime Burke assistant David Nonis will fill the job. Burke will stay as a senior adviser.

Anselmi acknowledged ...

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