UPDATE: Burke’s press conference is underway. Since he’s still on the payroll, he may keep things pretty conservative, but we shall see.

One quick update as Steve Simmons responded to the Burke comments directed to him.

Brian Burke will address the media today to discuss his dismissal as General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

We learned yesterday that Burke was “stunned” by the news, according to a report in the Toronto Star, but we will here from the man himself at noon, and will have as many quotes as possible from the presser.

In case you missed it earlier this week, here is a look back at the reaction to this massive news from editor Justin Bourne and the contributors to Backhand Shelf.

BREAKING: Brian Burke has been fired from his position as Leafs’ GM. [Justin Bourne]

Reaction from twitter after the news broke that Burke was fired [Jake Goldsbie]

With Burke gone, what about Carlyle, Kessel? [Justin Bourne]

A collection of news on the shake-up in Toronto [Justin Bourne]

Who left behind a bigger mess: Tyler Seguin or Brian Burke? [Daniel Wagner]

Backhand Shelf Podcast reacts to the Burke firing. [Justin Bourne]

Did Brian Burke deserve to be fired? [Jake Goldsbie]

Burke’s tenure defined by Kessel deal. [Cam Charron]

The best Burke soundbites during his time with Toronto (Video). [Justin Bourne]