Burke brings same no-nonsense style to Anaheim

Updated: September 30, 2005, 10:52 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

ANAHEIM -- Granted, this sort of quick-change intrigue is common in the NHL, but it still seemed a bit strange.

Brian Burke was talking between periods of a Vancouver preseason game in the general manager's booth in a press box, but he wasn't talking about the Canucks.


After complicated and apparently contentious contract negotiations helped derail a new deal, Burke was shown the door of the Canucks' offices in General Motors Place in May 2004 and landed in Anaheim as GM ...

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