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by Paul on 01/29/12 at 12:22 PM ET
from Tim Baines of the Ottawa Sun,
Burke is steamed with Cherry for frequent criticism of Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson ... so ticked off that sources say he is considering airing his beefs with CBC.
“I like Brian Burke. I have nothing against Brian Burke,” said Cherry in an exclusive sit-down interview with the Ottawa Sun on Saturday. “But Brian Burke doesn’t like me. That’s the sad thing. We used to be the best of friends. I used to get St. Patrick’s Day cards from him ... no more.
“Brian Burke does not like what I say about the Leafs. But what am I supposed to say about them? They haven’t made the playoffs in (seven) years. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. I guess he doesn’t like it. But I am what I am.”
The Burke rants are kind of puzzling for Cherry, never afraid to air out his beefs on-air.
“The Leafs are my favourite team outside of the Boston Bruins. I wear Leaf ties and I wear Leaf cufflinks. I get letters that I’m too pro-Leaf. Ask anybody in Ottawa if I’m anti-Leaf. They’ll say: ‘Are you nuts?’
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