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Burke & The Kessel Talk

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

We’ll say this: if the NHLPA pulls its collective head out of its butt before this deal sneaks past, they should be making some phone calls. Considering Burke’s complaints that Lowe overpaid for Penner, thus raising the salary bar for those of his ilk, then the PA should be eager to know if any discussions between GMs involves establishing a perhaps more cost-effective level for Kessel.

In fact, we’re e-mailing this column straight to our choice as the next union leader, Bonnie Lindros.

Burke is one of the most competitive men we’ve ever met. He sweats while watching a rugby game on TV — we’ve seen it.

But does warning a fellow GM that you intend to legally acquire one of his players have any place in the same sentence with the word “competitiveness?”

In this case, might the words “honourable” and “collusion” amount to the same thing?

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