A Day of Remembrance
In typical Brendan fashion, he was more concerned about me. "You promise this isn’t going to be a problem for you? I don’t want this to mess up your career." To be honest, I was nervous for myself. Not because I thought that Brendan’s story would cause me any problems in my career, but because I did not know how I would handle any backlash. Scouting is a tight-knit community, and I am very close with the guys I work with. I would have been both furious and crushed if another scout had something negative to say about my brother. I assured Brendan I would be just fine.
Tragedy struck the hockey world as reports were released that Brendan Burke, son of Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, passed away Friday due to injuries he suffered in a car accident. Brendan's courage will not be forgotten.
I noted last night that the story I wrote last night about Brendan Burke was the top search result for Mark Reedy. Going through StatCounter I could see that there were many, many people arriving...
Mirtle: The Leafs sent out a statement saying that Brian Burke's son was killed in a car accident.
Damien Cox: Brian Burke's son, Brendan, was killed in a car accident today in Indiana. Huge prayers to the family. Brendan Burke courageous young man. Came out in ESPN.com story earlier this year. Hoped to have a career in hockey. So sad.