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by Paul on 11/14/12 at 05:16 PM ET
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
Though Burke shed light on the hockey stories developing with the young Leafs signees, he refused to be baited into much lockout talk.
"We're obligated to be quiet. It's not just a threat of a fine. Basically, we have a team that is handling this negotiation on behalf of the owners, and we trust them and we believe in their leadership. I was in the room earlier in the summer for some of the meetings. I've not been recently," Burke said.
"If these guys (the NHL negotiating committee) want me to come, they know how to reach me. I'm not going to ask them to go. If we're getting closer and they think I can be useful and my input on hockey stuff is helpful (then they will ask)."
Burke said he was one of two general managers involved in the summer talks, the other being Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford. He would not indicate how the Leafs would approach a hypothetical change to the salary cap under the new CBA.
more topics with Burke, mostly Toronto related...
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