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Burke calls offer 'act of desperation,' has harsh words for Lowe

Updated: July 27, 2007, 10:55 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Irate Anaheim Ducks general manager Brian Burke on Friday called Edmonton's offer sheet to forward Dustin Penner "gutless."

Burke had especially harsh words for Oilers GM Kevin Lowe, saying, "Edmonton has offered a mostly inflated salary for a player, and I think it's an act of desperation for a general manager who is fighting to keep his job."

The Oilers signed Penner to a five-year, $21.25 million offer sheet on Thursday. Burke said he wasn't upset that there ...

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