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by Paul on 06/21/11 at 12:00 PM ET
from Sean Fitz-Gerald,
Fielding the same question three or four times in a span of 30 minutes distilled Brian Burke’s reaction down to its essence, as the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs defended the franchise from an ESPN study listing it among the least-rewarding in North America.
The Leafs ranked 120th of 122 professional sports teams judged in ESPN The Magazine’s annual Ultimate Standings, based on categories such as “Bang For The Buck,” as well as fan relations, affordability and championship titles. Teams in the NHL, NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball were mixed into the results.
“I don’t think ESPN knows squat about Canada,” Burke said. “I don’t think they know squat about hockey.”
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