Fearless GM Paul Holmgren eyes Cup

Updated: May 1, 2012, 6:44 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Let's start with a story.

A summer hockey league, many years ago. A disturbance in front of one bench. A young Brian Burke stands and calls out one of the opposing players.

"The next thing I know, Paul Holmgren's standing in front of the bench," Burke recalled.

"He says, 'Come on, tough guy.'"

Over the bench goes Burke.

The two start trading punches.

Finally, the linesman steps in and Burke thinks to himself, that's it? That's all the famous ...

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