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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

• The difference between the fiery Burke and most NHL GMs: Burke’s happiest when he has something to fight about. Last year, when Phil Kessel was the last pick in the all-star draft last year, Burke made all kinds of noise about the all-star process and his player being embarrassed and he shouted loudly for change. This year, the complete opposite. San Jose GM Doug Wilson shrugged off the fact his player, Logan Couture, was last pick. Neither he nor Couture thought anything of it at all, except for the fact Couture got a free vehicle out of the supposed snub.

• The NHL remains a contradiction in terms: On Saturday, commissioner Gary Bettman announced the league will have record attendance and record revenue this season. And soon, he will announced that the Collective Bargaining Agreement doesn’t work for teams and the league needs to restructure financially if it is to survive. But as the past lockout has proven over time, a new CBA can’t help the bevy of poor sister franchises the league has in Phoenix, Long Island, Florida and more, that can’t make economic sense under any progressive system.


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