...Laughing at his holiness, Brian Burke, perched atop his ivory tower, sitting on his throne, blood filled chalice in hand. That's a pretty accurate picture, I think.
Today he's announced that he wouldn't pick up Dany Heatley in a trade because of the way he asked to be let go from the Senators:
In a phone interview with Deb Placey and Billy Jaffe on NHL Live! broadcast on the NHL network, Burke stated that the Leafs had no interest in the two-time 50 goal scorer, largely because of the way he has chosen to handle his trade request.Oh, that's rich. This coming from the guy who happily snapped up Chris Pronger who up and left Edmonton after ONE season because his wife wasn't happy (for reasons that are neither here nor there).
"We're not going to be in on that," Burke stated. "He's a good player but I have certain guidelines on how players ask for trades."
What's more likely is that Pronger was a bruising, suspendable player, the ilk Burke seeks, while Heatley is not.
Though Brian Burke is good and he will be good for Toronto, he is the ultimate douchebag and gives me even more reason to hate the Leafs than I already have.