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by Paul on 12/20/06 at 11:59 AM ET
from the OC Register,
“I don’t want Lady Byng,” Selanne said after Monday night’s game, smiling. Seriously?
“Burkie (General Manager Brian Burke) would probably trade me if I won Lady Byng,” he said, laughing loudly.
I assumed Selanne was joking, too - until calling Burke and repeated my conversation with the Ducks star.
“Teemu’s not very far from the truth,” Burke said bluntly. He wasn’t laughing.
Burke went on to say the Lady Byng is the only NHL postseason award he “won’t give a bonus for” when negotiating incentive clauses in contracts.
“It’s something I don’t particularly want to see on my team,” he said of the Lady Byng.
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