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NHL players, fans react to Brian Burke firing

It should come as no surprise that Twitter exploded once news of the Maple Leafs firing general manager Brian Burke broke. Within minutes, a majority of Twitter's trending topics in Canada were about the Leafs. Here's how fans and players alike reacted to the news as it unfolded on Wednesday.

Joffrey Lupul, Kelly Chase, Matthew Barnaby among current, former NHLers to tweet

The Twitterverse was overloaded with people talking about the firing of Brian Burke by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Some were disappointed with the move, many were upset with the timing, and others were jumping for joy. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)