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by Paul on 06/09/11 at 01:07 PM ET
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
Attention, Mike Murphy.
Brian Burke’s phone is on 24/7 if you want to give him another ring.
And if anyone doesn’t like it, they can go jump, as the locals here say, in the “hah-bah.”
The two men took some heat this week when Murphy, during his deliberations on the potential punishment of the Vancouver Canucks’ Aaron Rome, publicly admitted that he consulted Burke over the protocol used to issue a suspension in a Stanley Cup final.
The revelation caused many critics, mainly centred in British Columbia, to cry foul, citing that Burke had a conflict of interest because, among other things, he had been fired by the Canucks. They also wagged an accusing finger at Burke, now the general manager of the Maple Leafs, for his alleged interest in the Sedins a couple of years ago when the twins were on the verge of becoming unrestricted free agents.
Burke delivered a strong message to all the cospiracy theorists out there when he was asked about the controversy at the NHL general managers’ meetings Wednesday in Boston.
“I could care less what people say,” Burke said. “I don’t give a damn about that stuff. If you want to question my trades, fine. But don’t question my integrity….
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