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Volume 24 No. 117
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Flames Introduce Brian Burke As President Of Hockey Operations

The Flames today introduced Brian Burke as the team's new President of Hockey Operations, and Flames President & CEO Ken King said that GM Jay Feaster "will report directly" to Burke. Burke "made it clear that Feaster is the general manager, will continue to be the spokesperson for the team, and Burke will remain in a background role" (CALGARYHERALD.com, 9/5). Burke "will report directly to King." This is "not a normal arrangement in the NHL, but is common in other sports." King said that the hiring "was in the works for many months" and that the team started with 60 candidates (CP, 9/5).