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by Paul on 03/08/07 at 03:31 PM ET
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
Burke says he wants to strengthen the hockey tradition of players looking after their teammates. In the Original Six days, tough guys were called “policemen.”
“If my goalie gets run, I want someone in black and gold to handle it,” Burke says. “I don’t want zebras (referees) to handle it or the league office in Toronto to handle it.”
Burke’s position is when players have two instigator penalties, they don’t feel like they can do their jobs properly. He uses the case of the Florida Panthers’ Steve Montador.
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