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Calgary Flames boss Brian Burke talks trades, GM search

Calgary Flames president Brian Burke admits he's more focused right now on finding trade partners...

Calgary Flames president Brian Burke admits he's more focused right now on finding trade partners than searching for a general manager. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

Eric Francis, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:40 PM ET

The Calgary Flames may not have the architect in place to officially reboot the rebuild.

But that hasn’t stopped Brian Burke from working the phones feverishly with an eye on change.

The Flames president of hockey operations says he is more focused on getting value for players the organization needs to shop by the NHL trade deadline than almost anything else.

“I’m spending more time chasing teams right now,” said Burke, when asked if the search for trade partners is taking up more time than his hunt for a general manager.

“The bulk of my time is chasing GMs and trying to make deals. But so far, teams making us offers make no sense. We’re not going to do anything short-term.”

Despite the team’s three-week plunge since Christmas, those words should provide some comfort to fans terrified Burke’s admitted impatience will see him try to cut short what clearly needs to be a very lengthy rebuild.

Not so, he says.


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