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#1 uber_pwnzor

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

Burke Speaks on Covenant House
Leafs President and General Manager Brian Burke, along with 52 others, slept on the streets Thursday night, raising awareness for homeless youth in Toronto.


http://video.maplele...=189776&lang=en

He's probably my favorite GM because he does things like this. He also started the You Can Play-thing.

Much respect.
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#2 StevenStamkos

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

He's probably my favourite GM because he does things like this


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

Poor Bruke.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

Losing his son has had a huge impact on Burke. It seems to have made him a more humble and compassionate human being. More thoughtful about the plight of others. I have respect for these changes I am seeing in him.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

He is a good person
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

That youtube video made me miss Markus Naslund. :(
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

Really admire this man because of things like this.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

What the hell is this world coming to???

Burke sleeping on the street, Vigneault sleeping at his parents. :lol:
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

Good for Burke. I never agreed with all the hate he gets by some people.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

What the hell is this world coming to???

Burke sleeping on the street, Vigneault sleeping at his parents. :lol:

The lockout is hurting everybody.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:31 PM

Gotta love Burke.

He's hard and he's soft.

Now that he's a Leaf, he supplies some extremely interesting sound bites, he's has some funny ideas at times, and he works for a sad franchise, but I'll always have a huge soft spot for him - and in the end he strikes a good balance.

He did an excellent job in Vancouver, and he really stands up for his peeps.

Kudos Burkie. I respect that you really seem to care.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

Good for Burke. I never agreed with all the hate he gets by some people.


Reason why I hate him.

He tampered with the Canucks by telling Leafs t.v

"you didn't hear this from me, but the Canucks offered Burrows, Bieska and the 1st round pick for Tampa's 2nd overall pick."

Can you imagine what is going on through Bieksa's mind and Burrows mind when THEY hear about this???? This is exactly why Gillis never talks about a player on a different team.

"I'm was never a fan of the Aquillini's"
So he's saying he does like our ownership..... ok....... This has nothing to do with him.

"I can't believe I didn't get an invite. I would have came from anywhere on the planet to come to his retirement ceremony"
On Trevor LInden's retirement night. He's already tampered with our team, and critized our ownership, but wants an invite to Trevor Linden's Ceremony after he slammed our ownership??? What gives???

Also offering Luke Schenn to us for Luongo after we rejected Luke Schenn for Hodgson, was really an insult to MIke Gillis.

That being said, a very nice thing he did, by sleeping on the streets.

As anti Canucks fans are saying about Mike Gillis, I will say the same thing, "I don't care about that GM."
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:12 AM

Reason why I hate him.

He tampered with the Canucks by telling Leafs t.v

"you didn't hear this from me, but the Canucks offered Burrows, Bieska and the 1st round pick for Tampa's 2nd overall pick."

Can you imagine what is going on through Bieksa's mind and Burrows mind when THEY hear about this???? This is exactly why Gillis never talks about a player on a different team.

"I'm was never a fan of the Aquillini's"
So he's saying he does like our ownership..... ok....... This has nothing to do with him.

"I can't believe I didn't get an invite. I would have came from anywhere on the planet to come to his retirement ceremony"
On Trevor LInden's retirement night. He's already tampered with our team, and critized our ownership, but wants an invite to Trevor Linden's Ceremony after he slammed our ownership??? What gives???

Also offering Luke Schenn to us for Luongo after we rejected Luke Schenn for Hodgson, was really an insult to MIke Gillis.

That being said, a very nice thing he did, by sleeping on the streets.

As anti Canucks fans are saying about Mike Gillis, I will say the same thing, "I don't care about that GM."


Clearly Burrows and Bieksa weren't rattled by this, since they've only improved after time.

Did someone ask him about the Aquillini's? If so, then BB will of course voice his opinion. If not, then that is a random thing to say. Nothing to hate over though.

He wanted to go to Linden's retirement, which I think is better than if he didn't want to go.

I never heard of Schenn for COHO, but it's no big deal if he makes an offer to us. If it's a bad offer, then he's only hurting himself, not MG.

He will do things that will annoy some people, but who doesn't? It's definitely not worth hating over.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

Good for Burkie.

Homeless youth. I could never imagine being homeless. I see this homeless dude on the way to one of my schools three days a week. He's got a huge buggy full of whatever he feels is necessary, covered in tarps. He's got a huge beard, looks like hell. Sleeps under the same covered overhead every night rain or snow. Freezing or 35 degrees out. It makes me wonder how long he's homeless and how he got there. Sad.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:18 AM

Good stuff. This brings awareness that there are bigger issues to stand for then fighting over billions, millions and hundreds of thousands of dollars. There are people who don't even have a warm place to sleep or a hot meal to eat.

Edited by Mauii, 19 November 2012 - 01:30 AM.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

This is something I really admire about Burke.

He is willing to get down and dirty with the real life issue's and is willing to help out and make a difference.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:53 AM

Reason why I hate him.

He tampered with the Canucks by telling Leafs t.v

"you didn't hear this from me, but the Canucks offered Burrows, Bieska and the 1st round pick for Tampa's 2nd overall pick."


Can you imagine what is going on through Bieksa's mind and Burrows mind when THEY hear about this???? This is exactly why Gillis never talks about a player on a different team.

"I'm was never a fan of the Aquillini's"
So he's saying he does like our ownership..... ok....... This has nothing to do with him.

"I can't believe I didn't get an invite. I would have came from anywhere on the planet to come to his retirement ceremony"
On Trevor LInden's retirement night. He's already tampered with our team, and critized our ownership, but wants an invite to Trevor Linden's Ceremony after he slammed our ownership??? What gives???

Also offering Luke Schenn to us for Luongo after we rejected Luke Schenn for Hodgson, was really an insult to MIke Gillis.

That being said, a very nice thing he did, by sleeping on the streets.

As anti Canucks fans are saying about Mike Gillis, I will say the same thing, "I don't care about that GM."


Do you think he's not going to talk about trade offers taking place on draft day? The true stupidity wasn't Burke for talking about a possible trade, it was whoever was in charge at Leafs TV for not editing sensitive conversations out of their Leafs draft day special.


"That while unfortunate and inappropriate, the inclusion of a brief reference to the names of a pair of current Vancouver Canucks players in a television segment that aired once on Leafs TV last week did not constitute a tampering offense under League rules, and that no League action will be taken, or League sanction imposed on the Maple Leafs' organization as a result.
"The Maple Leafs have been advised that the League likely would impose discipline for any future inappropriate conduct on their part that may cause, or may reasonably be perceived to cause, damage to the Canucks' franchise, or its relationship with its existing players and/or employees.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=294104
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

If Burke keeps running the leafs into the ground he might have to get used to that.

Joking aside, Good on him, for a good cause.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:23 AM

Just noticed from the video that Daniel scored his first goal against Cloutier when he was with the Lightning. Awesome.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:38 AM

Considering how crappy Burkie is running the Leafs he will be out in the street sleeping with the hobos for real pretty soon.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:50 AM

Reason why I hate him.

I will never understand how people can hate players because of what happens on the ice or GM's based on what they do behind a desk (lol couldnt think of anything better than that). You may have just thrown the term out loosely but there are some people who truly mean it.

Anyway, the dressing rooms in that video look like the belong to a minor league team in comparison to the ones they've got now!

Burke's doing a great job with raising awareness :)

Edited by I♥Wellwood, 23 November 2012 - 03:50 AM.

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