Did the Canucks make a mistake in firing Burke? Wed, April 25, 2007
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Brian Burke sat in his office bare of Vancouver Canucks memorabilia and said he still doesn't have a clue.
"You could give me sodium pentothal and ask me why I got fired and I couldn't tell you."
But this seems to be a different year. And this is definitely a different series with Burke going against the team he built in Vancouver and his GM protege Dave Nonis in Game 1 between the Canucks and Ducks here tonight.
"There's a storyline there because I worked there, a number of the players are players I brought in. Dave Nonis was my right-hand man and is my best friend," he said of the Canucks GM who added the final piece Vancouver never had, a big time goaltender. "There's a story. But any bitterness or angst on my part isn't part of it."