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Burns Not A Fan Of The Wild

from Mark Emmons of Working the Corners,

(Brent) Burns said he has been paying close attention to the Wild, who are riding a five-game winning streak and could be the NHL’s hottest team right now. But while he has a lot of close friends in the organization, he made it clear that he’s not rooting for the Wild as a team.

“I’ve been watching how they’ve been doing, hoping that they would lose every game,” he continued. “You have to be competitive to reach this level and I’m a pretty intense guy. And when a team doesn’t want you, you sure don’t want them to go 82-0.”

And one more: “I have a lot of friends there and you want them to score six goals and lose.”

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Evilpens's avatar

1 of the most overrated players in the NHL

Posted by Evilpens on 11/09/11 at 09:30 PM ET

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I cheer his honesty…. He is human.  Just like most of us, when we leave a job part of you hopes things go downhill to reaffirm how important you were.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 11/09/11 at 09:57 PM ET

Primis's avatar

The only reason Burns wants them to lose is so he can’t be pinned for why Minny sucked when he was there.

He wants to be off the hook for the on-ice failures.

Posted by Primis on 11/10/11 at 12:17 AM ET

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