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Brian Burke-President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames
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09-10-2013, 07:18 PM
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Brian Burke players LOVE playing for Burke, and Burke will gladly take a bullet for them. He gives and receives a lot of loyalty from his players.
Lowe on the other hand does not. He burns many bridges, has even go so far as demanded money back from players who requested trades, and often is very pushy about getting players to play while injured.
Calgary will obtain better free agents because of that. Calgary will also develop a better team culture because of that. Despite what anyone says about Burke's ability as GM, not many (if any) of his players have anything BAD to say about the guy. The same can't be said for our gong-show management team.
Im sure that Calgary will build a hardnosed lunch-bucket team that will outwork us on a regular basis. And we'll likely see them competing with us for the playoffs in 2-3 years.
Generally because he hands out wealthy contracts (Komisarek, Grabovski, Armstrong, Liles to name a few)
During his tenure as Toronto's GM, did he sign one premier player? I hate to use Clarkson as an example, but he did sign in Toronto. That's the only one I can think of that's signed in Toronto in the last number of years, and of course that was Nonis.
Calgary meanwhile was able to get quite a few prior. Jay Bouwmeester, overrated as he is, comes to mind.
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