Leafs GM at Super Bowl champs' practice

Leafs GM Brian Burke at Giants camp on Monday in Albany, NY. (John Kryk/QMI Agency)

Leafs GM Brian Burke at Giants camp on Monday in Albany, NY. (John Kryk/QMI Agency)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:37 PM ET

ALBANY, N.Y. - Hey, wasn't that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke?

Here at the New York Giants' training-camp?

Indeed it was.

Burke was a guest Monday of Kevin Abrams, the Giants' assistant GM — and a Canadian.

Abrams was raised in Toronto and earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont.

Burke watched from areas restricted to the media on Monday as the Giants practised in pads for the first time. He walked near a group of reporters and photographers at one point, which is when we spotted him.

A Giants publicist confirmed Burke's presence and described it as a "professional friendly visit" with Abrams.

Rex Ryan probably won't be happy to hear about it.

The head coach of the Giants' crosstown arch-rivals, the New York Jets, grew up a huge fan of the Leafs.

If Burke is on the search for truculence, he'd sure find that and more at the Jets camp in Cortland, N.Y.


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