Maple Leafs GM Burke lashes out at Senators Heatley for requesting trade

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Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke isn't interested in acquiring Dany Heatley - and he isn't fond of the all-star forward's decision to request a trade out of Ottawa.
Burke lambasted Heatley and agent JP Barry during a Wednesday telephone interview on the NHL Network, saying that no trade demand should become public.
"We're not going to be in on (Heatley)," said Burke. "I have certain guidelines about how players ask for trades."
Heatley, who signed a US$45-million, six-year deal with the Senators in October 2007, told the Senators last week he wanted to be dealt away.
"For a player to quietly and professionally ask for a trade, that's fair ball for me. For a player to pop off and say he wants out, or leak it . . . in my mind now, you're no longer interested in your team. You've handcuffed the GM."

Organizations: Toronto Maple Leafs, NHL Network

Geographic location: Ottawa, US

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