When Brian Burke was fired a litany of questions immediately jumped into people's heads. Chief among those that were answered right away was what would happen to Burkie's Dog House. Acting to remove a public mention of the past GM with a speed that would have made a new Egyptian pharaoh proud they left a blank spot above the popular food stand. @MrButterChicken (a must follow) probably had the best suggestions that weren't related to the name:
It would have been pretty funny if MLSE made Brian Burke take the "Burkie's Doghouse" sign with him in a cardboard box when he left.— Butter Chicken (@MrButterChicken) January 10, 2013
Or if MLSE made Burke sit in the Doghouse for an hour or so as punishment.— Butter Chicken (@MrButterChicken) January 10, 2013
But that left one big questions: What are they going to rename the Burkie Dog stand? Take the poll below or offer your own suggestions.
Here there be links.
This post by DGB at Grantland is a must read.
It matters what he said.
mf37 weighs in.
Jared gives us his take on this situation.
We can't? Why? Oh a crappy farming analogy. Gotcha.
Puck Buddys discuss Burkes legacy outside of hockey.
And pay the fans back a bit.
DGB and Bloge. Watch it.
Why hello there Mr. Kotter.
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…it’s how you play the game.
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