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Did Bettman tip Burke to lockout?

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08:29 AM ET 10.15 | Brian Burke's relationship with the commissioner has some wondering. What did his friend, Gary Bettman, tell him about the coming season? And can Burke's quiet approach to making over the Leafs be attributed in any way to a belief there will not be an NHL season? ... Without playing this season, the Leafs don't have to account for the final years on the contracts of players such as Tim Connolly, Matthew Lombardi, Clarke MacArthur and Tyler Bozak, which frees up $13 million in salaries for starting over post-lockout. ... You wonder: What was Burke told about this season? You wonder, with his closeness to the league and his friendship with Bettman, what he's known all along.

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October 15, 2012  09:01 AM ET

I wonder......what is worth reading in the Toronto Sun besides the Sunshine Girl?

October 15, 2012  09:12 AM ET

You wonder: What was Burke told about this season? You wonder, with his closeness to the league and his friendship with Bettman, what he's known all along.

You wonder; what kind of drek can The Sun thinkup and that T&R will run...
This is absurd

October 15, 2012  09:22 AM ET

Ahhhhhhhh ! I see it all clearly now....mismanagement of the Teams roster was all part of the master plan. Count me relieved.

October 15, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Ahhhhhhhh ! I see it all clearly now....mismanagement of the Teams roster was all part of the master plan. Count me relieved.

And somehow the To***to fans will see this as a brillant strategy.

Go Burkie Go

October 15, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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And somehow the To***to fans will see this as a brillant strategy.Go Burkie Go

Go Burke Go Indeed..............right to the position of new Commissioner of Hockey once this labor strife is over & the owners can the butt-goblin..............

October 15, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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Go Burke Go Indeed..............right to the position of new Commissioner of Hockey once this labor strife is over & the owners can the butt-goblin..............

I can hear Lord irk now to Dwarfus: "I have a cunning plan! No Commisioner has ever prsided over THREE work stoppages...you will be the king!"

October 15, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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I can hear Lord irk now to Dwarfus: "I have a cunning plan! No Commisioner has ever prsided over THREE work stoppages...you will be the king!"

Isn't that more of a cunning stunt?

October 15, 2012  10:56 AM ET
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Isn't that more of a cunning stunt?

I can, but will not, take that any further. :-(

October 15, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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I can, but will not, take that any further. :-(

so would that then make Dwarfus a cunning runt (I can do spoonerisms almost as easily as puns!)

October 15, 2012  11:20 AM ET

You can't go a day on FN without seeing one of these two names mentioned.

October 15, 2012  11:26 AM ET
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so would that then make Dwarfus a cunning runt (I can do spoonerisms almost as easily as puns!)

Indeed.

October 15, 2012  11:45 AM ET

After reading this article, I have a feeling of......................deja vu.

Tonight on It's The Mind, we discuss the phenomenon of deja vu!

October 15, 2012  11:51 AM ET
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After reading this article, I have a feeling of......................deja vu.Tonight on It's The Mind, we discuss the phenomenon of deja vu!

nice

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October 15, 2012  05:12 PM ET

Tyler Bozak is in my NFL fantasy league; cheap bugger.

 
October 16, 2012  01:00 AM ET

fork, what a terrible article. EVERYONE knew this was coming. DERPA derp.

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