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Maple Leafs GM still fighting media

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10:57 AM ET 01.29 | I can count seven national media people of prominence, including Don Cherry, who have been frozen out, cut off, or had their bosses contacted by Brian Burke over what was said about the Toronto Maple Leafs. The latest battle with Cherry, reported by Joe Warmington in Saturday's Toronto Sun, is actually nothing new. Just the latest version of an ongoing squabble. The difference between the fiery Burke and most NHL GMs: Burke's happiest when he has something to fight about.

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January 29, 2012  11:06 AM ET

You're just a sad, petty little man Burkie.

January 29, 2012  11:42 AM ET

"Nothing to see here folks....move along!" Just more of the same for a guy, who's ego is as big as his head.

January 29, 2012  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Nothing to see here folks....move along!" Just more of the same for a guy, who's ego is as big as his head.

^^^^^

+1

January 29, 2012  12:13 PM ET

Well they aren't fighting on the ice so...

January 29, 2012  12:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You're just a sad, petty little man Burkie.

He must be related to New Gingrich.

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January 29, 2012  01:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Yeah great, we need more politics for sure.

Could someone just get to a packy and buy Burkie another bottle of Bourbon. That would shut him up for a bit.

What makes you think he's a drinker Rex?

January 29, 2012  01:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He must be related to New Gingrich.

That's "Newt" You know, like the small lizard.

January 29, 2012  01:29 PM ET

Well sure Burke has his idiosyncrasies, but they can put up with him in Toronto because he's such a great GM, uhh . . . . . . Well he makes great trades uhhhhhh . . . . .

Why on earth to they put up with this man?

January 29, 2012  01:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Yeah great, we need more politics for sure.Could someone just get to a packy and buy Burkie another bottle of Bourbon. That would shut him up for a bit.

Burke hates the media as much as New Gingrich does. And vice versa. That's a fact. How's that political?

January 29, 2012  02:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What makes you think he's a drinker Rex?

Is he Andy Rooney's long lost son?

January 29, 2012  02:10 PM ET

The difference between the fiery Burke and most NHL GMs: Burke's happiest when he has something to fight about.

Just like a good Irishman! :)

January 29, 2012  02:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What makes you think he's a drinker Rex?

Cue the nightmares.

January 29, 2012  02:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What makes you think he's a drinker Rex?

In this pic, he looks more like the late Ted Kennedy. May he RIP.

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January 29, 2012  02:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I was kinda hoping that Uncle Teddy would be burning in hell.....maybe with a nice photo of Mary Jo Kopechne hanging over his bed of nails.

You have no heart, Rex. I think I'll let the deity sort that one out ... just in case it's my turn next.

January 29, 2012  02:31 PM ET

Well, it almost time to mix me another one of my special cocktails and go watch the "All Star" farce. With any luck, I'll be asleep after the first five minutes and won't remember a thing after I wake up. ;-)

January 29, 2012  02:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Well, it almost time to mix me another one of my special cocktails and go watch the "All Star" farce. With any luck, I'll be asleep after the first five minutes and won't remember a thing after I wake up. ;-)

You got that right...

ASG = absolutely senseless game

January 29, 2012  03:53 PM ET

Why does anyone bother with Burke the jerk!

 
January 29, 2012  03:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What makes you think he's a drinker Rex?

Good one!

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