Anybody actually like Sean Burke on CBC?

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  1. Papa Smurf

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    I don't know. He doesn't seem to fit in very well. He talks so softly and and it looks almost as if he doesn't want to be there. I can't say I enjoy him on HNIC. Is he even permanent?
     
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    Ya, he's not made for TV, IMO. He's quiet and his opinion comes off as weak (although he can make some decent points). I mean.... compare him to Pierre McGuire and you'll see why Pierre has a full time job for TSN and Burke is a filler on CBC (well, that and he plays, lol - but I don't see him with much of a future).
     
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    Sean Burke is not as good as JR, but he is definately not that bad. I don't mind him actually.
     
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    Denis Potvin on the french channel is a lot better.
     
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    sure like him more then kelly rudey, Kelly does a fantastic job of analyzing plays to talk about during the break, but after when hes just chit chatting it sounds like he has no idea about any piece of hockey
     
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    Maybe CBC should replace Hrudey with Sean Burke to have the Burke de Burke report with Ron MacLean
     
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    Hrudey owns!!! Sean Burke is allright.
     
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    i agree with the guy above Hrudey rules, i like Hrudey better then Don Cherry
     
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    i really like sean burke there, more than hrudey
     
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    yeah but has Sean Burke ever been on Reading Rainbow:P

    i thought not
     
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    touché
     
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    I agree.
     
  13. Papa Smurf

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    unlike Burke, Hrudey has the TV looks.

    (I'm saying this in the most heterosexual way possible.)
     
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    Hrudey looks comfortable on camera, Burke seems timid
     
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    Hrudey has been on Reading Rainbow! :eek:

    It's official. Kelly Hrudey = God. :teach:
     
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    Hrudy looked the same when he started several seasons ago. Give Burke time, he has alot of knowledge about the game.
     
  17. Papa Smurf

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    Are you serious???
     
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    from: http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1980/80038.html

    "Made guest appearance on the PBS show "Reading Rainbow" during summer of 1987 in a segment where he offered goaltending tips to the show's host, LeVar Burton."

    i remember once flipping the channels and catching this, i flipped out because i was an Islanders fan and Hrudey was my fav player, i wish i still had that 5 minute segment on tape
     
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    It's not like Hrudey was that brilliant when he first started on CBC. I remember him staring directly in the camera and not showing much emotion the first couple times he hosted his segment during the playoffs.
     
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    I should also point out that Burke's suits look ten sizes to big on him.
     
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    which Burke are we talking about? I was refering to Sean Burke. I will say this for either Burke, at least neither fo them seem to be Leaf Homers, so that makes them that much better then Cherry in my books, just not Hrudey:P
     
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    I myself like both Burkes. They both bring interesting viewpoints to the game. i think they're excellent editions by the CBC.

    Let's look at what they did this summer

    Dumped Glenn Healy, who was absolutely brutal.

    Picked up Sean and Brian Burke. Both are smart hockey people.

    Now if they could only get rid of Greg Millen...
     
  23. Papa Smurf

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    This thread is about Sean, not Brian.
     
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    I think he's ok. He's not bad, he is quiet spoken though but hey, he's a hockey player, not a broadcaster.
     
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    He might not come off as a natural hockey anaylst. But he always has something intelligent to say.
     
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