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Ex-GM Burke says farewell to Maple Leafs

Updated: January 12, 2013, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Brian Burke never saw his dismissal from the Toronto Maple Leafs coming.

While driving to the airport Wednesday morning, his thoughts centered around the end of the NHL lockout and what he might be able to do to bolster the team before the shortened season began.

Then his dream job of Maple Leafs general manager was taken away with one phone call and a quick meeting with boss Tom Anselmi.

"There's sometimes when you get fired and you see the vultures circling and ...

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