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We Are Hearing Less From Brian Burke

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

“This is the first interview I’ve done, probably since the draft,” he says Tuesday afternoon, standing in a doorway on the dressing room level at the Saddledome. “Look — this (situation) works as long as the president of hockey operations doesn’t have a big ego. I want it clear to the fans: Brad (Treliving) is the GM here.”

Brian Burke’s next birthday will be his 60th, and his barber still charges by the acre. He is still one of the NHL’s prime interviews, even if Burke is out of practice.

It must be hard for a guy who used to hold court in the press box at Air Canada Centre to stay away from the cameras, no?

“I’ve never craved the spotlight,” Burke said. “It’s funny: Guys like you ask me for interviews, and then accuse me of wanting the spotlight. I never called anyone up and said, ‘Hey, let’s do an interview.’ But I gave colourful comments, and I think, thoughtful answers. But that was part of the job.

“I’m very happy to be in the background. The face of the franchise is, and should be, Brad.”

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Yeah, based on his red-faced rants in Vancouver and Toronto, who could ever accuse him wanting to be in the spotlight?  It’s all the media’s fault.

Posted by Garth on 09/24/14 at 12:58 PM ET

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We Are Hearing Less From Brian Burke

Thank the lord for small favors

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 09/24/14 at 01:27 PM ET

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