ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was obvious in a conference call with reporters on Thursday that Adam Burish doesn't want to be remembered for his post Stanley Cup Finals comments about the Flyers' Chris Pronger.
Burish said then that Pronger was "the biggest idiot in the league" and that he couldn't stand him. He added that he might punch him if he saw him.
Burish was very apologetic on Thursday.
"The Chris Pronger thing was a mistake," Burish said. "If I could take it back, I would. It was wrong and wasn't the right thing to say."
Burish later talked about his style, saying he plays a "confrontational" game.
"I want to be in your face and be hard to play against," Burish said. "I want them to say, 'I hate playing against Burish.' If they say that, I’ve done my job. You have to play on the edge and I enjoy playing on that edge. Steve Ott does a great job of that. I'm going to give you everything I’ve got. If it means I have to go through somebody, I'll go through somebody, I'll go through somebody. They’ve got some good character guys and I'm excited."