Brian Burke Interview on Fan590


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Love or hate him, Prime Time Sport’s Bob McCown knows how to press Burke’s buttons. The Leafs GM was at his acerbic, candid best in a Fan590 interview earlier this evening, participating in some playful banter with McCown and co-host Damien Cox while tackling a number of Leaf topics in a fascinating interview. Burke touches on the status of some of his front office staff, trade talks, the Sports Illustrated players poll that voted Phaneuf the league’s most overrated player for the second season running, his “rats” comment, Ovechkin/Kessel and the All Star Game, and much more. As always, Burke makes the half hour race by:

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