Found October 02, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Sven Baertschi
TEAMS: Calgary Flames
In all likelihood Brian Burke’s intent was a kick in pants for Sven Baertschi. Nothing more. Ya it sure makes you wonder what it will be to see what a real lambasting looks like from the Calgary Flames president of hockey operations after he somewhat unloaded Monday but rest assured Burke truly wants the club’s 2011 first-round draft choice to blossom into a star for the team. The sooner Baertschi accepts Burke’s message implements the expectations the organization has of him the sooner he will be the best he can be. And now as the Flames head into Thursday’s season-opener in Washington against the Capitals (5 p.m. TSN) how Baertschi reacts will become one of the big storylines the rest of the way. Will he be stung by what Burke said to the point he becomes paralyzed by fear? It’s possible even for just a short spell. Will he be hurt to the point he rebels? Honestly can’t see that being the outcome. Or will Baertschi man-up truly work on those shortcomings and become enough...
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