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Flames expected to announce Burke hiring today

Sep 5, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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The Calgary Flames will hold a press conference this morning at 10 a.m. local time (noon ET) when it’s expected they’ll announce Brian Burke has joined the club in an executive capacity.

According to the Calgary Sun, Burke will lead the Flames’ hockey operations, with Jay Feaster staying on as general manager.

We’ll have full coverage of the press conference. Suffice to say, there may be a few Burke quotes worth passing along.

For more on this story that developed yesterday, click here.

Related: Leafs ownership had issues with Burke’s “tone and voice”

  1. blomfeld - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    ‘HELLO’ BASEMENT ?

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Vancouver Canucks eh ? This is a ‘terrific’ development for the Calgary Flames and though Burke’s hiring likely won’t help them this year in terms of making the playoffs, as least it ensures they avoid being the Pacific Division’s ‘basement’ dwellers …

    *** 2013-14 Pacific Division Projected Final Standings @ Der Spiegel Sports ***

    1) Proven Winners
    2) San Jose
    3) Anaheim
    4) Phoenix
    5) Edmonton
    6) Calgary
    7) Vancouver

    • badintent - Sep 6, 2013 at 2:11 AM

      you nailed it. Too bad Burke didn’t nail Hazel Mae., Just kidding Brian

  2. joey4id - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Torts! Burke! We’re seeing a train wreck waiting to happen in Western Canada. :-)

  3. billyboyhk - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    BARN FIGHT!!! Just outside of Red Deer.

  4. badintent - Sep 6, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    IN other news, Burke was bound, gagged and thrown in a Tar oil pit.RIP

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