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."
Well, I , I feel very good about this draft, but I, I think, potentially you know were gonna have 3 or 4 NHL players out of this group, ummmm, you know like we are not going to prejudice to were they are from.
-Jim Benning June 27, 2015 shortly after the completion of the 2015 NHL Entry draft in Miami Florida.