Received a great email on Brian Burke's latest ridiculousness on TSN:
At what point does the League and/or the Ducks ownership tell Brian Burke to shut his pie hole regarding his tiresome feud with Kevin Lowe? It has reached the point where it is not just embarrassing Burke personally, but is also embarrassing the league as a whole.I don't think the league will step in, but this is absolutely bang on: Burke's carrying on is embarrassing, but he's doing most of the damage to himself. He continues to state that the only reason he's upset is that Kevin Lowe didn't call him to say he was signing Dustin Penner, which has to be just about the pettiest excuse I've ever heard.
Burke is a smart hockey executive, and stories abound about his personal kindness to many. In carrying on about this, though, he is displaying a very dark side to his personality that you would have thought he might like to keep hidden. In the process, he is demonstrating to everyone why the previous Canucks ownership eventually grew weary of his act.— DP
I said it at the time, but this really was the end of a friend. Who knew NHL general managers could be such babies?