Idiot journalists and others are confused with the timing of the firing of Brian Burke. Its not confusing at all. Instead of being angry at the leafs organization, for the lockout AND for not firing Burke, now they're excited for the season and happy the wishes of a majority of leafs fans have been listened to. Its actually brilliant misdirection. They kept Burke on the payroll until now just for this. Maybe. But if they did, that's brilliant manipulation of their fanbase. Bravo.