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by Paul on 10/28/10 at 02:02 PM ET
from Chris Richards of the Deep End at the Vancouver Province,
Nobody manipulates the media and uses it to motivate his team quite like Brian Burke. While Gillis employs sleep-tracking methods, dietary controls and cutting edge training techniques, Burke takes the old school approach and threatens people with their jobs to make them play to their full potential. Two weeks in to the season and Burke is already bandying about trade rumours to reporters, saying he has had a couple very “solid” offers recently. This is all presumably to light a fire under his team after they dropped a couple of contests following their ridiculously successful start to the season. Nothing to get a team motivated like the fear of getting shipped to Carolina.
In the past I have been critical of Burke’s methods. You don’t see any other GM in the league on the highlights as much as Burke, probably not all of them combined, and after awhile it seems like he is doing some of the yapping to feed his own ego.
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