Imploding? There's in initial state of shock and then people look ahead. That's the nature of the business.
Despite the obvious lack of playoffs Burke hasn't crippled the Leafs with horrible contracts and they are "on paper" better than the team he took over. He's made some great trades (Jason Blake trade the obvious best trade) and the Beuchamim trade was a huge steal. Obviously some not as good trades. That's the way it goes with this.
We'll see where things go from here.
It'll be interesting. It's literally mirroring what happened in Vancouver though which is funny. I wonder what this will do to the Luongo trade.
Nonis really shouldn't be the one you direct your hatred at if this deal happens. Nonis is likely only still there because he's willing to have strong ownership influence where as Burke wasn't. If the deal happens it's because ownership wants it to happen.