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01-12-2013, 01:52 PM
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What'd he say?
Where to begin?
First of all, he recommended to MLSE that he stay on as an advisor and he meant for hockey ops. They agreed, then changed their mind and he's to be advisor to the board. They want separation between he and anything hockey related. He was pissed at that.
He wasn't (in his opinion) given a satisfactory answer as to why he was fired at this time. Kept telling the media to ask the people who fired him that question.
Said he hopes to go to an organization that doesn't get sold since he's 0/2 when an organization that's hired him is sold to someone else. It happened in Vancouver and now Toronto.
Said he is on the job market and if a GM job came up he'd take it tomorrow.
He kept going between complimenting and making veiled comments about ownership. The best was when Steve Simmons asked him a question (Simmons had written an article both in June of last year and a couple of days ago where everyone in the media was talking about Burke's erratic behaviour and that his marriage was on the rocks. No other reporter said this even though it sounds like it was common knowledge) and Burke said the best thing to come out of all of this was that he'd never have to speak with Simmons again. Classic!
Simmons has been tweeting since then saying they had a relationship for 25 years but on July 1/11 that ended. I am not sure what that date signifies. Have to do some looking around.
If you can watch video on tsn.ca I think the presser is there. I'm not sure if it works outside Canada.
Edit: From twitter...
If you do your job the way I try to do it, telling the truth, even when the truth is uncomfortable, you're going to upset people.
@simmonssteve telling the truth is one thing. Being a ********* is another. Your a *********. Period.
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