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Morning Line- Brian Burke

“I think we need to do a better job of tapping the hockey market in North America that has Irish ancestry. There are some pretty prominent hockey people from Irish families – their parents or grandparents were right off the boat. There have been a couple of players, like Owen Nolan from Belfast, who were born here. So that’s the number one thing. We haven’t really tapped that group for fundraising ability or interest so we’ve got to do a better job on our side of the water and the investors, the buildings – they’re things we’re working on in the gestation period.”

-Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames.  Burke was recently in Ireland to promote the game and Eoin O’Callaghan of Yahoo has more from and on Burke.

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Primis's avatar

I think we need to do a better job of tapping the hockey market in North America that has Irish ancestry.

Why?

No seriously…. why?

If he were to say “We really need to try to tap into the Irish market” I might be inclined to agree.  Irish, as in the people actually living and from Ireland, where the Belfast Giants plays as part of the EIHL and the sport has slowly made in-roads.

I can’t for the life of me see why Boston, Chicago, and New York need someone pandering to them even more though.  They already feel self-important enough, thanks.

Posted by Primis on 08/17/15 at 12:35 PM ET

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