Anaheim Ducks to Formally Charge Edmonton Oilers With Tampering

Ken ArmerSenior Writer IJuly 11, 2008

I have long since known Brian Burke is aggressive and can let his mouth get him into trouble, but lately it's been ridiculous. After typing up the Steve Montador article , I get no rest after seeing an eye-catching headline on the Orange County Register's Ducks page.

Anaheim GM Brian Burke announced today the Ducks would file formal charges with the NHL against the Edmonton Oilers for tampering after Kevin Lowe's comments regarding Corey Perry.

“Corey Perry is a hell of a player,” Lowe said, during an interview last Friday with Edmonton’s Team 1260 radio. “What I really want to say about his [Burke’s] bickering about parity and the salary cap is if you’re unhappy about them, then trade him [Perry] our way. We’ll be glad to have him.”

The O.C. Register reports that in an e-mail conversation, NHL deputy commissioner, Bill Daley, said the league “would need to receive a formal charge with supporting rationale” before launching any tampering investigation.

Burke confirmed that he would submit a formal request either late Friday or on Monday.

As reported earlier, Burke had asked the NHL to look into comments made by Lowe regarding Corey Perry and Scott Niedermayer.

The O.C. Register also reported regarding the Niedermayer situation that Daley doesn't "anticipate having to look into the circumstances surrounding the Niedermayer signing.”

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Original Source: Wood, Dan. "Ducks to formally charge Oilers with tampering." O.C. Register 11 Jul 2008 11 Jul 2008

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