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from Emily Kaplan of ESPN,

Burke joined Greg Wyshynski and I on the ESPN on Ice podcast this week to discuss his view on the NHL's potential return this summer, how the suspension of games could affect the league financially, why he got rid of "Brass Bonanza" in Hartford, what other U.S. cities could support the NHL and more -- including doubling down on his Joe Thornton-to-Anaheim proposal 15 years ago....

ESPN: Do you see teams taking the extra step, slashing prices for season tickets and that sort of thing?

Burke: I think it'll depend on the market. If we get to play, and say there are eight playoff teams, they're not going to cut their prices. Teams that were in a playoff position but did not get to play because of a different format, I don't think they do much discounting. But non-playoff-team markets might have to.

We'll wait and see how long this goes and how quickly the economy comes back. It'd be lovely to come back to just what we left. Unemployment instantly restored to what it was. Everyone back to work. Open your doors. Let's go. I just don't think that's realistic.

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