January 15, 2010
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI AGENCY
NO MORE EXCUSES
Brian Burke is sick and tired of the excuses.
Like the one that suggests the Maple Leafs are snakebit by consistently coming up short on the scoreboard despite outshooting opponents on most nights.
"I'm not impressed when we outshoot a team after spotting that team a two- or three-goal lead and then have a great third period," he said. "That doesn't impress me.
"I've never impressed by a guy that brags how hard he's perspiring shovelling dirt back in a hole when he dug the hole."
Burke admitted the Leafs' losing ways are taking their toll on him.
"I just hate losing," he said. "You can dissect it any way you want. It's not part of my constitution. I can't stand it. We're going to find people who are willing to pay the price to stay here and battle harder and make things happen."