Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by FLYLine27*, May 4, 2005.
He confirmed he was interested in it well over a month ago on Vancouver radio from what I remember. The real news is that after a lot of "no comments" on the subject he has admitted to interviewing for the job (or having an interview pending).
Now there is a truly terrifying thought. The "Mouth That Roared" in the land of the mouse.
now that Disney is selling the team, can they change the name/identity so it doesn't stem from a kids movie?
God I hope so.
They are embarrassing.
Burke is a smart guy, I'm sure that'll be his first order of business.
I don't think a GM has the power to change the name of the team...
I think the smart money is on Dean Lombardi.
Well, if the Ducks want to change their identity. Just take off the "Mighty" and let it be just "Anaheim Ducks". Also, make an identical away white jersey for the Alternate jersey and there's the change.
Where does it say "he wants to be GM for Ducks" in that column? Please assist me with that.
Burke, as an unemployed former GM, said "I'm definitely interested in the job."
Of course he is interested in one of the FEW PUBLICLY available GM positions in the NHL right now.
Beyond ANA, CHI is probably the only other GM spot available. What a coincidence he's interested...
I can see it now... "The Los Angeles Ducks of Anaheim"
Burke brings instant credibility to an organization... but I think Lombardi is a better fit. Burke certainly would be an eye-opener league wide, and could draw a couple big names to the organization as a result. Lombardi was a very good GM in San Jose, but isn't as famous (or infamous, depending on how you look at things).
I heard the new owner wants to ask the public what they want..as far as if he would change the name or not. The Third Jerseys are MUCH better and the "new look" was selling like hotcakes during the season... I think that's been the plan all along.
Please provide the "big names" that flocked to VAN while Burke was GM that makes you believe that he could "draw a couple big names to the organization."
"instant credibility" = because he's always commenting on something in the public, while GM or as a former GM??