Kevin Lowe just had a big-time interview on the Team 1260, and if you want a clue as to how explosive it was, take a look at how the HFBoards folks have responded. 13 pages so far, and the interview was only an hour ago.
I missed the original interview, but below are some fun quotes from the 10 minutes that they replayed. On Burke:
"He’s a moron, first of all."
"He loves the limelight... he’s in a pathetic hockey market where they can’t get on any page of the newspaper, let alone the front page of sports."
"This guy is an absolute media junkie."
"I hate the fact that my name is linked to his because he’s an underachieving wannabe."
"He’s won a Stanley cup, I’ve won six, you wanna count rings."
"A guy like Burkie, he lives everyday to preserve his job."
"MacTavish said it best: He’s like the Wizard of Oz, pull the curtains away and there’s not much substance."
"He left Dave Nonis nothing in Vancouver. He destroyed that team. If it wasn’t for DN’s incredible deal to con Mike Keenan for Luongo that team would have taken a nosedive two years ago. That’s his MO."
"They have not much coming. Bobby Ryan has been a questionable pick at number two."
On Burke's comments that Lowe destroyed the second contract:
"Rick Nash’s contract and Bergeron’s and Kovalchuk… that set the standard years ago."
"If they’re unhappy about him (Perry) hey, trade him our way, we’ll be glad to have him.
"I stand by my offer sheets... Thomas Vanek is going to be a 35+ goal scorer for the rest of his contract… Dustin Penner is going to be a 20+ goal scorer for the rest of his contract."
"He’s sort of living by the old system, prior to the new CBA."
He also had some nice things to say about Ritch Winter, widely viewed as Lowe's implacable foe since the Mike Comrie fiasco:
"The topic of Ritch and I… has in my view been much overblown. Ritch does a great job in his business… he’s seen it all… he brought Frank Musil out of Czechoslovakia…. I never had an issue with Ritch, it was overblown… there were some tough times in the Mike Comrie situation and of course we wish it hadn’t happened for a lot of reasons… I really applaud Ritch"
All in all, a real fun interview for Oilers fans. Burke had it coming, and I think Lowe's stretching it a bit, but it's nice to finally see Lowe strike back a bit rather than just leaving Burke's attacks unanswered.