Tag Archives: Brendan Burke

“Kick the F-ing Door Down”

Apologies to Gordie Howe, but we have our own Mr. Hockey, and his name is Patrick Burke.  Ahead of an event that Patrick was keynoting over the weekend, he sat with our Leafs correspondent Andrew, for a very candid interview. … Continue reading

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Gen Next

Taking Inspiration From An Inspirational Guy There’s a lot of people that go into putting a hockey team together – and even more who keep intact.  Sure, we mostly see the players and the coaches: they are the core of … Continue reading

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“Why We Do What We Do”

Patrick Burke: In His Own Words Patrick Burke has a job to do. Not his day job as scout for the Flyers.  But it does relate to hockey, and to his best friend and brother Brendan. It’s January, and Patrick … Continue reading

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Jeepers Freepers

History Will Be Made.  Someday The prose here is occasionally tortured but we’re not nearly so lame as to lean on such shopworn clichés as “perfect storm” and “tipping point,” but the past week has seen a fair number of … Continue reading

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Awards Season

Brian Burke: Father of the Century The Emmy nominations were announced a few days ago and 24/7 Caps – Pens garnered three: Outstanding Edited Sports Special, Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound and the Dick Schaap Writing Award.   HBO is a shoe-in … Continue reading

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Lost Highway

CBS Sports on Brendan Burke’s Life and Death On Monday, CBS Sports.com, posted an emotional and heartbreaking piece on the one-year anniversay of Brendan Burke’s untimely passing. Brendan’s teammates and coach, Enrico Blasi, of Miami University of Ohio, reflected on … Continue reading

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Beyond Brendan Burke

A Brother Talks About a Brother’s Legacy Chris Stevenson of the Toronto Sun sports section is up today with a column on what may be Brendan Burke’s enduring legacy – having paved the way for an NHL player to come out. Brendan’s … Continue reading

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