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08:28 AM ET 11.10 | Some players speak of mixed emotions when playing their former team, but not Brent Burns. [Burns] really doesn't want the Minnesota Wild to do well. "I want them to lose every game," Burns said Wednesday. "You think I want them to do well?" The obvious storyline of Thursday night's game at HP is the first meeting of the season between the Sharks and the Wild -- teams that revamped their rosters this summer by making not one, not two, but three trades. Burns was the biggest catch for the Sharks. ... "I've been watching how they've been doing, hoping that they would lose every game," he continued. "You have to be competitive to reach this level and I'm a pretty intense guy."

San Jose Mercury News

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November 10, 2011  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And he apparently wanted to lose every playoffs.

LOL - And isn't he the guy with all the snakes?

November 10, 2011  09:51 AM ET

"I'm a pretty intense guy."

I'm trying to think, but I don't remember him being real "intense" last year.

November 10, 2011  09:53 AM ET

Note to all Reporters - interview this guy often...LOVE IT

November 10, 2011  09:57 AM ET

He went from a team that doesn't make the playoffs to a team that does nothing in the playoffs

November 10, 2011  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"I'm a pretty intense guy."I'm trying to think, but I don't remember him being real "intense" last year.

Reporter screwed that up BP.

He actually said he was an "in tents" guy as he likes camping.

November 10, 2011  10:12 AM ET

The guy is obviously bitter about being traded, which is just stupid in this day and age. But I'm sure Minnesota couldn't care less what Burns thinks--the Wild seem much better this year without him.

November 10, 2011  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He went from a team that doesn't make the playoffs to a team that does nothing in the playoffs

They have been in the last 2 conference finals They lost to the eventual champs in '10 and lost to the number 1 seed in '11. i'm thinking san jose's playoff failures are getting pretty cliched. sure they haven't finished but that's doing something

November 10, 2011  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He went from a team that doesn't make the playoffs to a team that does nothing in the playoffs

Right. A clash of the Titans: The Limps vs. The Wild!

Buy your tickets now! Before .... zzzzzzz .... it's too ... zzzzzzz ... late .... zzzzzzz.

November 10, 2011  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Reporter screwed that up BP.He actually said he was an "in tents" guy as he likes camping.

Then why did he leave Minnesota???

November 10, 2011  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He went from a team that doesn't make the playoffs to a team that does nothing in the playoffs

It'll just mess up his tee times.

November 10, 2011  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Then why did he leave Minnesota???

....'cause the tents in San Jose are lined with gold and full of women!

November 10, 2011  12:11 PM ET

It's a joke people!

November 10, 2011  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

It's a joke people!

and a good one - this guy needs more microphones in his face

November 10, 2011  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And he apparently wanted to lose every playoffs.

Ignorant and tired argument as always boys. These commentaries about a team with back to back conference finals make you appear to be just plain stupid! I'd like to hear from one of you what you consider a conference to be..............

November 10, 2011  12:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He went from a team that doesn't make the playoffs to a team that does nothing in the playoffs

Ditto?

November 10, 2011  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The guy is obviously bitter about being traded, which is just stupid in this day and age. But I'm sure Minnesota couldn't care less what Burns thinks--the Wild seem much better this year without him.

Have to agree with you there. They seem more focused and competitive, at the very least. It does sound like the trades between the Sharks and Wild actually benefitted both teams, in comparison to most others.

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November 10, 2011  01:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Right. A clash of the Titans: The Limps vs. The Wild!Buy your tickets now! Before .... zzzzzzz .... it's too ... zzzzzzz ... late .... zzzzzzz.

Someone would have to win that series. Eventually.

 
November 11, 2011  03:15 AM ET
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Ignorant and tired argument as always boys. These commentaries about a team with back to back conference finals make you appear to be just plain stupid! I'd like to hear from one of you what you consider a conference to be..............

Until the Sharks prove us wrong, they're an overrated team built for the regular season. They were on the brink of getting eliminated by a Kopitar-less Kings team last year. Not too impressive. Also, one series by No Show Joe doesn't correct an entire career.

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