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09-05-2013, 09:55 AM
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Brian Burke will be named Flames boss at noon today. Calgary spoke to JD about the same role in the summer of 2012. They spoke to Brendan Shanahan in June. President of Hockey Operations role. Jay Feaster remains GM but the new guy is in charge of everything hockey related. That was the job description when JD and Shanny interviewed for it. Shanny turned it down. Don't know what happened with JD. He is from Calgary. Maybe he didn't want to live and work in the west with the travel. That guy has lived in the States for his entire adult like except for 2 years when in the early to mid 80s when he worked for HNIC as a broadcaster before returning to NY in 1986. Maybe he didn't like the Flames ownership led by the hawkish Murray Edwards. Burke will feel comfortable with that guy because they were on the same side in the lockout. Burke pushed for the cap recapture penalty in the CBA. The Flames need a total rebuild. Burke isn't the most patient guy for a rebuild. He isn't a young guy. Its Burke's 3rd job running a team in Canada.

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