Quote o' the day
Brian Burke gets the prize today in a response to a question from the Sporting News' Craig Custance:
Based on the Mathieu Schneider situation and salary cap issues Anaheim has had, I've heard people question your ability to manage the cap. What are your thoughts?It's a bit rich to suggest signing Bertuzzi was the right move to make, given all that happened afterwards. You can read the whole Q&A here.
"It's a fairly ignorant observation. We won a Stanley Cup and then we had two certain Hall of Famers announce their retirement. Both assured me it was for real and we have been reacting since we won a championship. We were reacting to two defections and two re-enlistments. People can say all they want about mismanaging a cap, but it was the first time in the history of the league that a team won the Stanley Cup and two Hall of Famers retired. Would I sign the same two guys (Schneider and Todd Bertuzzi), yeah probably. Hindsight is very easy — critics have a much higher IQ than those who make the calls."