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by Paul on 02/28/10 at 12:01 PM ET
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
The coach of the Maple Leafs and Team USA is standing in the press conference room at GM Place, having just finished his last set of interviews before Sunday’s gold-medal game, when he was asked what it would mean to win the hockey gold medal for Brian Burke.
“It would be huge,” Wilson said. “But this is real life, it’s not Field Of Dreams. We can’t win and make some kind of movie and ease his pain. That’s not what any of this is about.
“We didn’t come here to dedicate this to Brian. In fact, it hasn’t really even come up. But everyone who is part of this team knows what Brian has meant to us, and how much he has been a part of everything we’ve accomplished. Brian’s in our minds all the time. But we didn’t come here to win it for him. We came here to win it, period.”
Burke wants none of the focus on himself. In fact, long before the Feb. 5 car crash that killed his son 21-year-old Brendan,
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