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Burke Far Away From The UFA Action

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

Brian Burke doesn’t have to be in Afghanistan today.

Heck, there’s undoubtedly hardcore Maple Leaf fans who probably think he shouldn’t be, but instead should be at home manning the phones and getting ready to knock on Brad Richards’ front door on Friday when the NHL free agent season opens.

Instead, the Leaf president and general manager is with our Canadian troops in Kandahar, and that’s where he’ll be when Richards and other unrestricted free agents officially become available looking to make themselves extraordinary rich, or richer.

That Burke will be overseas spending time with Canadian men and women serving for anything but personal wealth, well, that’s a intriguing contrast.


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mmuskrat's avatar

I completely disagree with this article.  Brian Burke has a job to do, and there aren’t many days in the year when he’s required to be on-hand.  He can visit the troops almost literally any other day of the year.  Especially considering how important free agency is for the leafs this year, this makes no sense at all. 

I realize how professional and qualified Nonis and crew are, but Burke’s the boss, and he should be the one talking to free agents.

Posted by mmuskrat on 06/30/11 at 12:49 PM ET

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