Burke's Law: A Life In Hockey

October 13, 2020|
Burke's Law: A Life In Hockey by Brian Burke
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The gruffest man in hockey opens up about the challenges, the feuds, and the tragedies he''s fought through.


Brian Burke is one of the biggest hockey personalities--no, personalities full-stop--in the media landscape. His brashness makes him a magnet for attention, and he does nothing to shy away from it. Most famous for advocating "pugnacity, truculence, testosterone, and belligerence" during his tenure at the helm of the Maple Leafs, Burke has lived and breathed hockey his whole life. He has been a player, an agent, a league executive, a scout, a Stanley Cup-winning GM, an Olympic GM, and a media analyst. He has worked with Pat Quinn, Gary Bettman, and an array of future Hall of Fame players. No one knows the game better, and no one commands more attention when they open up about it.

But there is more to Brian Burke than hockey. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and an accomplished businessman with hard-earned lessons that comefrom highly scrutinized decisions made at the helm of multi-million-dollar companies.

And despite his brusque persona on camera and in the boardroom, he is nevertheless a father with a story to tell. He lost his youngest son in a car accident, and has had to grapple with that grief, even in the glare of the spotlight. Many Canadians and hockey fans knew Brendan Burke''s name already, because his father had become one of the country''s most outspoken gay-rights advocates when Brendan came out in 2009.

From someone whose grandmother told him never to start a fight, but never to run from one either, Burke''s Law is an unforgettable account of old beefs and old friendships, scores settled and differences forgiven, and many lessons learned the hard way.
BRIAN BURKE is an American-Canadian ice hockey analyst for Rogers Media broadcasts. Burke has served as a ice hockey executive, most recently as the president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames. He has served as the president and general manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and as the general manager for the Anaheim Ducks (win...
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Title:Burke's Law: A Life In HockeyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9.3 X 6.2 X 1.1 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.3 X 6.2 X 1.1 inPublished:13 octobre 2020Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735239479

ISBN - 13:9780735239470

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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