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Burke In The Spotlight

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,

He is walking down Rue de la Montagne in Montreal. When the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Canadiens, he always walks the five blocks to the rink. He admires the flaming passion of Habs fans – French blood easily reaching the natural boiling point of his own Irish blood – and he enjoys the shouts and taunts and even the fingers.

A car skids to a halt by him. He sees the driver put the vehicle into park. Then the driver steps out and just stands there screaming profanely at him while other cars twist and turn past the outraged fan.

“It was great,” Brian Burke remembers. “Absolutely great.”

But it was not so great this past week and a half for the 56-year-old general manager of the Maple Leafs.

continued

Burke also talked about the Cherry feud with MacGregor, which you can read here.

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DocF's avatar

Toronto needs to fire Burke.  The CBC needs to fire Cherry.  Problem solved and a better outcome may be possible for the Maple Leafs.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 03/10/12 at 01:19 AM ET

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