From Ron Meeking.
Could there be some truth to this?
… and so the scandals begin ….
I know some of you would enjoy knowing the real reason Brian Burke was canned, forwarded to me by a friend within the Press community:
Contrary to popular belief, the reason for Burke’s firing was not his willingness to pull off the Roberto Luongo trade.
Brian Burke outside of hockey is somewhat of a Hound, akin to that of a white Tiger Woods.. Burke has been through two marriages, the latest of which is now on the rocks. Combine this with the greatest of personal tragedies as his son announced he was Gay, only to be killed in a car accident shortly thereafter. So therapeutically, Burke is now enjoying to the fullest extent what little time he has left by hopping into the sack with as many wayward Ditchpigs as possible.
Rogers Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae certainly plays the field as well. Her marriage to minor league baseball player Kevin Barker is widely regarded as a sham. Her career took her to Boston where she was the Anchor Hog for The New England Sports Network and the Major League Baseball Network. While there, she took the time to grease the poles of many of the Boston Red Sox players.
Upon returning to Toronto in November 2011, she anchored Sportsnet Connected from behind her familiar glass desk. She also worked well under the desk in her spare time, servicing several Toronto pro athletes.
Well it didn’t take long for Brain Burke and Hazel Mae to hook up. In the summer of 2012, Sportsnet removed her from the glass desk because she wouldn’t fit, insisting that she stand while on air. The reason she wouldn’t fit is that she was pregnant. She became so dishevelled looking as the summer wore on that Sportsnet sent her home while they decided how to handle the impending scandal.
Scandal, you say? Well yessirr……The father could have been any number of worthy candidates, but the lucky dad may well be our very own Brian Burke.
So splashdown was back in December. Hazel and Burkie have been at odds as to if, how and when to release the news. Sportsnet still doesn’t know what to do with her. On the other hand, new owners of the Toronto Maple Leafs in Bell Canada have little, if any, tolerance for egotistical. belligerent, sex-addicted senior executives and decided to eliminate the problem by gassing Burke.
When you think about it, this makes perfect sense. It had nothing to do with any aspect of running the hockey team, by virtue of the fact that Dave Nonis and all remaining hockey management are Burke disciples. They will take the club in the same direction as before. All the Maple Leaf press conferences dance around the issue of Burke’s dismissal, because they can’t tell you the real reason that you now know.
Eventually this may all become public. And you can say you read