Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Burke Throws Allaire Under Leafs Bus!
1) For those not paying attention to hockey since the Lockout started, the big bubabaloo going down these days is the in fighting between the Toronto Maple leafs GM and their , now former, goalie coach Francois Allaire. The latter was fired (not retained) by Toronto after 3 years as the team's goalie coach. Allaire recently made the dismissal into a public spat when he sarcastically said the Leafs don't need a goalie coach. Basically Allaire suggested there were too many coaches whispering in the young goaltenders’ ears and Aillare, as we're told having a HUGE ego,(Like Burke) didn't like it. He especially didn't like the fact that he was being blamed for the failures of the current leafs net minders not progressing. To his defense, its not like he's working with Patrick Roy in Toronto
2) Said Burke on March 3rd: "Francois Allaire is not going anywhere. I think we have the best goalie coach on the planet." If Burke is so sure goaltending has evolved and passed Allaire by, why did he hire him? You knew exactly what you were getting with Francois So much as Brian Burke threw 'his pal' Ron Wilson under the bus now its Francois Allaire's turn. When will he throw himself under the bus for Komi and Connolly? LOL In reality, Burke is essentially blaming Allaire for getting hired in the first place. This is akin to blaming players for signing ludicrous contracts. Stay tuned