"I told the players you should care about winning as much as I do or you'll play somewhere else."
About the playoffs (!!1):
"That's our goal. It's our intention to reach that goal and we believe we have the talent to get there."
That. Those quotes. Above. That's why Brian Burke is the perfect man to be leading the Toronto Maple Leafs. The GM should want it just as bad as the fans do.
Burke's perfect. If he adds Phil Kessel without trading Tomas Kaberle, and/or a first round draft pick, I will seriously begin to - you guessed it - plan the parade.
Can you recall a training camp and pre-season in recent memory that you were so excited about?
I didn't think so.