Special thoughts going out to Brian Burke and his family

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Leafs released a statement about an hour ago that Burke's son, Brendan, along with another passenger died in a car accident in Indiana today. I really don't know what to say other than I'm incredibly shocked and saddened to hear this news. I remember reading about Brendan's story a couple of months ago and I was quite moved by how supportive Burke was of his son coming out. It was a very moving story. Brendan sounded like a great guy. This is incredibly tragic to hear. It really puts a lot of things in perspective for many different reasons.

Special thoughts going out to Brian Burke and his family. My entire hockey community on Twitter is supporting Burke right now too. It's pretty special. I've never seen anything like this before. 


Grrrreg said...

Wow this is awful... As much as we like to poke fun at Burke, he's obviously a good guy. This is terribly sad.

Eternal Pessimist said...

My opinion of Burke as a human being changed a lot after his son's story came out. I still didn't (and don't) like him as the GM of the Leafs, but obviously none of that matters in this case. I can't even begin to imagine how awful this must be for his family.

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