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Burke fighting for Cup and Canada

An American GM in Canada, Brian Burke is a unique man with a unique view of the NHL.

Updated: December 11, 2003, 2:54 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A quarter-century ago, the Providence College hockey coach summoned his team captain to his office.

Uh-oh, thought the senior, one of his Friar teammates must have broken curfew because the coach didn't call summit conferences to go over the power play or discuss the life's work of Saint Dominic, the patron of the Catholic order that ran the university.

The coach slid a piece of paper across the desk to the player.

It's an application for the LSATs, ...

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