Brian Burke

WATCH: Brian Burke Tells Canucks Coach To 'Shut Your Mouth'

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Calgary Flames interim general manager Brian Burke defended his head coach Monday and said Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella "oug...

Flames Exec. Fires GM, Gets Burned By Family On Twitter

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - There are some things you can always count on at a Brian Burke news conference — a loosened tie and some excellent quotes.The veteran hock...

You'll Lose the Fight Against NHL Violence

Andy Juniper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Honestly, I don't know what I'm more tired of, and I don't know what exhausts me more: fighting in the National Hockey League, or the debate that has raged like a wildfire for as long as I can recall on the contentious issue of... fighting in the National Hockey League. Fighting's going nowhere. Don Cherry will stop prefacing every comment he makes with "I gotta tell ya" before fighting is banned. Players will stop wearing protective cups. And arenas around the league will stop overcharging for beer. Why? Because it's fighting that puts the National Hockey League at the top of sportscasts.

The Leafs Didn't Want Him, So The Flames Hired Him

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - One of the NHL's biggest personalities vows to work in the background for the Calgary Flames.Veteran hockey executive Brian Burke was named ...

What Brian Burke's Defamation Lawsuit Means For Social Networks

Steven Skurka | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada
Steven Skurka

Why would Brian Burke, the former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, launch a defamation lawsuit against a group of seventeen obscure commentators who gossiped online about lurid details of his personal life? The case may serve to showcase the new reality of how online comments are handled in the legal system.

He CAN Sue Anonymous Commenters

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A unique court order that allows lawyers representing former Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke to serve legal notice over online messagin...

He CAN Sue Online Commenters

CBC | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Former Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks general manager Brian Burke has received a favourable ruling in his bid to track down people he claim...

NHL Signs Partnership With Gay Rights Group

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Impact

The NHL and NHLPA have signed a historic agreement with gay rights group You Can Play. You Can Play is an advocacy group that promotes inclusivene...

Burke Was '4 Years Of A Failure': Cherry

CBC | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada

Don Cherry wasn't afraid to backpedal from the high hopes he had for Brian Burke in Toronto. In the season's first installment of Coach's...

Fired Toronto Maple Leafs GM Subject Of Song 'The Ballad Of Brian Burke'

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Music

One week after his firing shocked the National Hockey League, former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has become the subject of a song ...

Bye Bye Brian

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Brian Burke never saw it coming.Driving to the airport on Wednesday morning, his thoughts centred around the end of the NHL lockout and what...

Leafs Fire Brian Burke

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada

The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired general manager Brian Burke, according to media reports. TSN's Bob McKenzie and Sportsnet both announced Burke's...

CEOs, Celebs Spend Night On The Street To Support Youth Shelter

CP | Diana Hall, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - Some hardy CEOs and other notable figures traded in their comfy beds for sleeping bags on pavement overnight to raise awareness about homele...

The Evolution From Bathhouse Raids to Pride Parades

Bernie Farber | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada
Bernie Farber

Another Canada Day, another successful Pride Parade along the streets of downtown Toronto. As in previous years one of the largest parades of its kind saw hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets. The Parade itself covers less than a mile or two of Toronto's streets but the geography is far less important than the message it sends. It was only 30 years ago this February that Toronto Police raided the city's gay bathhouses, arresting more than 300 innocent men.

Leaf Nation: Men or Beasts?

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada
Avrum Rosensweig

With a few games left in the season the heartbreak is back. The question we have to wonder about now is, will we, the Leaf fans, and the 30-man roster of Leaf's players recapture the mutual respect we once had, or will the beast emerge again sentencing us to another year of scraped knees crawling around in the bushes of hockey despair?

You Can't Hide Behind the Gay Flag, Brian Burke

David Menzies | Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada
David Menzies

Toronto Maple Leafs GM/bully Brian Burke is part of an anti-homophobia public service announcement entitled, "You Can Play." The debut of the spot comes on the heels of a very brutal few weeks for Burke. It's abundantly clear that the first step toward remaking one's image as Mr. Nice Guy is reinventing oneself as an advocate for gay causes.

Brian Burke's Off-Ice Slapshots

David Menzies | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada
David Menzies

Recently Don Cherry noted how Brian Burke, the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, went behind his back to complain about him to the CBC to deflect attention away from his team's losing ways. The real story of Brian Burke is what a despicable human being this man is when he doesn't get his way or he takes offence to fair criticism.