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Brian Burke says he won’t be Flames GM next season

Feb 28, 2014, 12:24 AM EDT

Brian Burke, the interim general manager of the Calgary Flames, has spoken about his future role with the team.

Based on his comments on TSN2 on Thursday evening, the Flames will have a new general manager next season. Now, who will it be remains something of a mystery. One thing Burke made perfectly clear, at least based on reports from TSN’s Darren Dreger, is that he won’t be the Flames’ GM next season.

He took over the job on an interim basis when he fired Jay Feaster in December.

There also remains the issue of whether or not to deal talented veteran forward Mike Cammalleri, who is in the final year of a five-year deal worth $30 million and a cap hit of $6 million.

As per NHL.com, the Flames have offered Cammalleri a contract extension.

“We have not gotten a deal done. We will continue to talk and a trade is a possibility, no question about that, but re-signing him is a possibility too. I would not predict how that will come out. We’ll see,” said Burke, as per NHL.com, which was citing Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

  1. nightfireop - Feb 28, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    he went to toronto and preached an aggressive approach, went to calgary and preached patience, i wonder what his next move would be?

    • sumkat - Feb 28, 2014 at 12:42 AM

      My guess would be, going to television and telling us how much better he would do if he were in charge of any given team

      • nightfireop - Feb 28, 2014 at 12:47 AM

        sounds about right :)

      • blomfeld - Feb 28, 2014 at 1:04 AM

        Adios amigo … and take that ‘munster’ Lo with you !

    • sheckyrimshot - Feb 28, 2014 at 4:50 AM

      going to supercuts and preaching a haircut not based on the shiftless hobo look would be a good start.

  2. bsaures - Feb 28, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    I still dont know how he got a job so soon after the mess he made in Toronto

    • dueman - Feb 28, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      What mess? Toronto made the play offs last year for the first time in forever, with Burke’s team, and right now they are two points behind Montreal for second place in the East.

      • lordfletcher - Feb 28, 2014 at 10:27 AM

        The mess that was Toronto is much better off post Burke than prior.

        Out of your mind to think otherwise. You may not like his style but the man is a very elite executive

      • bsaures - Feb 28, 2014 at 2:40 PM

        after EIGHT YEARS they made the playoffs. They are nowhere near a contender have nothing of value in the system as of right now and several of their highest paid players wont get any better. After that long of being bad you should have way more to show for it

      • av416 - Feb 28, 2014 at 3:29 PM

        Lordfletcher….you and all these uninformed Leaf fans just love ripping on Burkie. That ‘mess’ he created allowed us to almost take down the Bruins in last years playoffs. He screwed up big time with the Komisarek signing, but where are all the people saying ruined our future by trading for Phil? I think its safe to say we won that deal, and then some. Or was it trading Luke Schenn for JVR, an exceptionally skilled power forward. Find me another GM that has acknowledged a bad pick that early in the draft early enough in the players career to still be able to attain a JVR. Maybe it was trading Matt Stajan and Ian White basically for Dion? Maybe it was turning an under performing Francois Beauchemin into Lupul and Gardiner? People can say what they want about Burkie, but he learned from his mistakes, there is zero chance in hell he gives David Clarkson $36.4 million. Leaf fans; you embarrass the greater good with such ignorant comments and a general lack of knowledge about our squad.

      • bsaures - Feb 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM

        Its definitely not safe to say they won the Kessel trade. Seguin is 4.5 years younger and is already scoring close to the same rate as Kessel while being better defensively and is a natural centre. Hamilton has already made the big club as a 19 year old and looks to be at worst a top 4 guy. Knight is still in the minors but the leafs could have drafted Faulk (US olympian) Merrill, or toffoli.(All guys taken right after knight).

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 28, 2014 at 3:31 AM

    If their request line is open, I’d like to nominate Pierre McGuire. But only because he’s well qualified of course. I of course have no other reason for suggesting him.

  4. titansbro - Feb 28, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    I don’t care much about his hockey accumen. Look at that picture! Is that the guy you want running your professional hockey organization? Jeez dude. Take yourself seriously, then worry about hockey.

  5. usher716 - Feb 28, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    I heard that Brian Burke’s hair is going to the GM

  6. michael91148 - Mar 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    That’s got to be the best news that Calgary has received in years :-)

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