Calgary did the only thing that they could do. Burris had a month long snit and there was no way that they could let him back into that locker room without lowering the bar of team conduct for the other 50 dudes on the roster. You can't let a baby sulk in the corner, give him a free pass and then expect all the other guys to keep their socks pulled up. It's a double standard and you can't treat your hard working players that way. Burris f**ked Calgary and they did well to get a quality player back in return even if on straight up talent Hamilton wins this deal.
Players of Hank's level of immaturity always shape up with a change of scenery. If he sucks it up in Calgary, he admits he's a baby. He won't do that. But in a new town, it's a fresh start and he can refocus himself without losing face.
Same with Arland Bruce last year. It sucks for Hamilton fans to have to watch him light it up in BC when all he did from TC on was drag his ass and b**ch that his spot wasn't handed to him on a silver plate. But in a couple years he WILL wear out his welcome in BC too, just like he did in Toronto.
Same with that whiner bch Patrick Roy when he went to Denver. He realized that he needed to grow up, but refused to do it in Montreal and admit that he was just a pouting bch. But in Denver no one cares how he acted in Montreal so long as he performs. When the going got rough he turned his back on his team and walked. Not what I call a champion.
When egos like that cop out, the team is fked. I can't stand bches like that. It's a real shame because physically, Hank is as good or better than he's ever been. he could play until he's 45. He could break all kinds of records.