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mightyquack 02-21-2013 01:37 PM

Brian Burke returns to Ducks in a Part-Time Professional Scouting Position
 
http://ducks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=656738

Vipers31 02-21-2013 01:37 PM

Burke signed as part-time scout
 
http://ducks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=656738

Quote:

The Ducks have named Brian Burke to a part-time professional scouting position within the organization.

“We are happy to welcome Brian back to the organization,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Anytime you can add a person of his quality to your staff, it makes your organization better. We’ve had success working together before and look forward to doing it again.”

EDIT: God damnit. I thought I had been the fastest for once. :laugh: Damn you, MQ!

Gibson Les Palms 02-21-2013 01:38 PM

edit: wrong thread

Gibson Les Palms 02-21-2013 01:41 PM

Wow! Glad to hear this.

mightyquack 02-21-2013 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Vipers31 (Post 60167145)
EDIT: God damnit. I thought I had been the fastest for once. :laugh: Damn you, MQ!

Probably a couple of seconds difference as well :laugh:

quentez 02-21-2013 01:42 PM

Cool!

Vipers31 02-21-2013 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mightyquack (Post 60167397)
Probably a couple of seconds difference as well :laugh:

Must have been less. When I was done typing, I opened the Ducks forum in a new tab to see whether I had been beaten, but wasn't, yet. So it was changing the tabs, hitting submit, and the time it took to submit. :laugh:

DarthYenik 02-21-2013 01:43 PM

Yeah, sure. He commanded BM to hire him. By next year he'll have usurped the GM position back.

Exit Dose 02-21-2013 01:44 PM

Welcome back, Brian.

Spicy Porkins 02-21-2013 01:44 PM

Better be looking over your shoulder, Bob.

Exit Dose 02-21-2013 01:45 PM

Am I the only one that wishes he was in our PR department as opposed to our scouting staff?

heusy_79 02-21-2013 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exit Dose (Post 60167599)
Am I the only one that wishes he was in our PR department as opposed to our scouting staff?

Team spokesperson and special-assistant to the mascot.

RJQuack 02-21-2013 01:50 PM

Burkie's back!

DarthYenik 02-21-2013 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heusy_79 (Post 60167793)
Team spokesperson and special-assistant to the mascot.

Head Power Player: "Burke! Get over here and sharpen Wild Wing's skates!"

Selanne138 02-21-2013 01:51 PM

I really hope we continue drafting Swedes and Finns equally to NA players and dont resort back to the Gritty, North American ways of Burke, that essentially wasted 2 drafts.

But still, for all his faults, Burke is a quality asset in any management corps.

Vipers31 02-21-2013 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heusy_79 (Post 60167793)
Team spokesperson and special-assistant to the mascot.

Team spokesperson and special mascot to the assistance, rather. :)

Spicy Porkins 02-21-2013 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exit Dose (Post 60167599)
Am I the only one that wishes he was in our PR department as opposed to our scouting staff?

Oh, I think he'll find a way to get his quotes out there still.

Crowdy 02-21-2013 01:52 PM

I hate this move, Burke's draft record is dismal.

Edit: he's a pro scout... Thank The Lord.

Exit Dose 02-21-2013 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selanne138 (Post 60167901)
I really hope we continue drafting Swedes and Finns equally to NA players and dont resort back to the Gritty, North American ways of Burke, that essentially wasted 2 drafts.

But still, for all his faults, Burke is a quality asset in any management corps.

Unless Madden and Murray are leaving, I don't think you have to worry about that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericnut (Post 60168013)
I hate this move, Burke's draft record is dismal.

He isn't in charge of our draft. He isn't even in charge of our scouts.

Vipers31 02-21-2013 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selanne138 (Post 60167901)
I really hope we continue drafting Swedes and Finns equally to NA players and dont resort back to the Gritty, North American ways of Burke, that essentially wasted 2 drafts.

I think the important distinction that needs to be made is that he's signed as a pro scout. Everything draft is for amateur scouts, generally. Tough to say the capacity, but Burke's eyes will likely be on NHL players, for signings, trades and maybe even making the occasional famous trip to Europe to grab a free wallet.

couture23 02-21-2013 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericnut (Post 60168013)
I hate this move, Burke's draft record is dismal.

Edit: he's a pro scout... Thank The Lord.

Professional scout, not amateur. Brian has one of the best hockey minds and I'm sure he jumped at this opportunity in Anaheim.

Vipers31 02-21-2013 01:57 PM

Well, judging by the twittersphere - we're back at the center of the hockey universe for a few seconds. :laugh:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Down Goes Brown
“Well, the most obvious thing is never overpay for an unproven European goalie!” [horrified silence] - Brian Burke’s first day in Anaheim

:laugh:

TheFlyingV 02-21-2013 01:58 PM

As long as he has no influence on prospects I'm okay with this.

mightyquack 02-21-2013 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vipers31 (Post 60167473)
Must have been less. When I was done typing, I opened the Ducks forum in a new tab to see whether I had been beaten, but wasn't, yet. So it was changing the tabs, hitting submit, and the time it took to submit. :laugh:

Australia is well known for it's fast internet :naughty: :sarcasm:

But seriously, I like this move for the Ducks, we have quite a solid management team in place already, adding Burke can only be a good thing. As long as he doesn't encourage BM to trade a top 6 player for Doug Weight

mighty all the way 02-21-2013 02:00 PM

This position for Burke is just simply put, stupid. He sucks at analyzing young talent, look at his draft history when he was GM. This was not the position he should had been put in. Should had a PR position, Burke talking to media plus Gabby as our coach. Our team's spotlight would get bigger and bigger.


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