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07-16-2013, 01:39 PM
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It was Brian Burke. He was talking about Kevin Lowe the GM at the time of Edmonton.
I can't remember where it was but Burke talked about how he had an encounter with Homer back in the minors during their playing days and how Homer KO'd him.
Fearless GM Paul Holmgren eyes Cup
A summer hockey league, many years ago. A disturbance in front of one bench. A young Brian Burke stands and calls out one of the opposing players.
"The next thing I know, Paul Holmgren's standing in front of the bench," Burke recalled.
"He says, 'Come on, tough guy.'"
Over the bench goes Burke.
The two start trading punches.
Finally, the linesman steps in and Burke thinks to himself, that's it? That's all the famous tough guy from Minnesota has got?
"Then, boom, he comes with the left and he got me good," Burke said.
His eye swollen shut; the moment provided a lasting memory for the current Toronto general manager.
"I learned a valuable lesson that day and that was not to chirp at Paul Holmgren," Burke said.
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