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Brent Burns, Carolina Hurricanes' newest defenseman

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July 15, 2022 4:40 pm

The Carolina Hurricanes have a new defenseman, Brent Burns, whom they acquired from the San Jose Sharks via a trade at the start of the NHL Free Agency period, Burns joined the show to talk about the trade, what he's looking forward to most coming to Raleigh, his thoughts of North Carolina, his farm, and more.

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Visit us at This is the Adam Gold Show. Brent Burns, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman in 15 minutes. He is an animal enthusiast. He's got animals everywhere. He received antelopes.

As a gift from his teammates for his 1,000th game. I gotta ask. A gift from an antelope? I gotta ask. I gotta ask questions. An antelope sure wasn't a cantaloupe.

According to what I'm reading. Okay. For his 1,000th game, his teammates bought him two antelopes to add to his animal collection. That's a gift. That's something I never thought of.

Yeah. My son's birthday is today. I have two children. Oh, well, happy birthday. My son turns 24 today. And I was racking my brain what to get him.

Who knew? Should have bought him an antelope. I should have bought him an antelope. One antelope.

I wonder how much they cost. We'll find out. Maybe Brent knows that.

We'll find out. Where did he put it? What do you mean? He's got a farm. He's got a ranch with all sorts of animals. He's got wildebeest. What?

Yeah. I'm not kidding. We'll talk to Brent about this. I cannot wait. We have a wall of sound to do in the meantime. The wall of sound is a function of this studio. There's no doubt about it.

All right. We'll get to Max Patchee already in a minute. Tiger Woods played what some people are calling his last competitive round at St. Andrews today at the Open Championship. I get the sense that as long as it's not 10 years until they're back at St. Andrews, and I don't think it will be, I think Tiger will probably play there again.

But because of his body breaking down as it does, you never know. And here's Tiger on maybe this being the last time. I don't know if I'll be physically able to play another British Open here at St. Andrews.

I certainly feel like I'll be able to play more British Opens, but I don't know if I'll be able to around when it comes back around here. So the warmth and the elevation at 18, it got to me. I felt the guys stop there off the tee at 18. It was just incredible.

The amount of understanding and respect from all the people that are involved in this event that come out and support it. The players, the nods I was getting as a player for going out. I looked over there and Rory gave me a tip of the cap. JT did the same.

It's just something to it that's just different. As Tiger was walking up the 18th fairway, Rory had just teed off number one. And so there was a little bit of an opportunity for Rory to give a little tip of the cap to Tiger. Rory and JT have become really close with Woods.

So I think it hit them also a little bit differently. Plus, I think we all understand that for this generation of PGA Tour player, Tiger was, I mean, he's all of their idols. Max Homer, who shot, whatever Max Homer shot yesterday, Homer went to Twitter and said, it was like the greatest day of my golfing life. Like, wait, dude, you've won a few times. You won his event in February a couple of years ago. But it was the first time he'd ever been paired with Tiger in an event. It was these guys, man, they grew up idolizing Woods.

So it's good for all of them. All right, the big 12 meetings and ACC meetings, by the way, are next week. We will do the show Wednesday and Thursday from Charlotte.

And I'm looking forward to the atmosphere there. Because it's different than if it was two weeks ago when everything, all the wounds were fresh. But Sonny Dykes, TCU football coach on the state of college football. All of a sudden is super conferences start to evolve and the haves have more and the have nots have less. You know, I don't want to see people start losing college football.

And I'm afraid that's what's going to happen. And, you know, everybody talks about scheduling and how, you know, everybody needs to schedule within the power five. I think our job needs to be to look to look after everybody, not just the power five. But, you know, a lot of one double eight programs or FCS programs, they need a check. They need that check.

They need those funds to be able to run their program. And so it's like anything else. I think sometimes we've got to stop and not just think about ourselves, but what's best for college football, what's best for those student athletes.

Because I think we lost our way at some point and quit doing what was good for the players. And I think that's why we're here where we are today. I mean, I have nothing but laughs for that.

I have nothing but laughs. Yes, I agree. I 100 percent agree with Sonny Dykes.

As do I. Right. One hundred percent agree with that.

Except. Of course, they don't really like. The SEC and the Big Ten. They're here to make money.

And they're here to make money sometimes at the expense of you. So if we are headed where some people say we are headed to even a larger Big Ten and a larger SEC. They're not going to play anybody outside of those two leagues. They're just going to play themselves. And maybe they'll have a playoff against each other. Yeah, there might be 40 teams at the top level and that's it. And then it'll be up to everybody else to take care of the rest of college football.

I'm not I'm not slamming it. It's just inevitable that this is where it seems we're headed. And the reason why Oklahoma and Texas left wasn't because they had some great desire to be in the SEC. Money. Southern Cal and UCLA were staring at a Pac-12 that was going to give them maybe not even the thirty five million dollars they received last time. And the number, the check that they're going to draw from the Big Ten is probably going to be in the neighborhood, if not north of one hundred million dollars annually. I get it.

It was stupid from a culture standpoint, but we all know what Marilyn left the A.C.C. for the Big Ten. Right. Cash. So Marilyn's going to stink in football in relation to their league and they'll be OK in basketball. But ultimately, they're winning at the 15th and the 31st of every month.

Yeah, because they're just getting paid. Paid. What it's about.

That's what it's about. All right. Adam Gold in studio with my man Coach Pete DeRuder with the Capital Financial Advisory Group. We are talking retirement. Coach, let's say I have more than a million dollar balance in my 401k. Congratulations.

Thank you very much. How can that actually come back and bite me? Well, because and this is the thing that we it's a mirage. We see mirages.

I've written in the desert before. You see what's water ahead, but it's not there. Well, your financial mirage is thinking that that total balance in your 401k or your IRA is yours. We have two people that want to get a hold of it.

Two uncles, Uncle North Carolina and Uncle Sam. Right. Both of them are going to do some damage to that balance, depending on what kind of other income you have. You could lose 40 percent of your value.

So if you're looking at a million dollar IRA, maybe it's only worth six hundred thousand to you. So how do we get around this? Well, you don't get around it because you end up in jail if you try to do that. But you can do tax planning to minimize the effect of taxation into the future. The tax train is coming at him. We need to make sure to minimize the effect of the derailment of our financial accounts. And for the next 10 people, we'll do it at no cost or obligation.

Put together your very own tax and retirement plan. Eight hundred six six one seventy three eighty three or text Adam to two one zero zero zero for Coach Pete DeRuta. Here's what I did not know about Max Pacioretti and Brent Burns. I did not know that they had beef.

I didn't know. So here's Pacioretti who will play with Burns again. He sort of lets everybody in on the fact that, yeah, we had an issue. I mean, there was a lot of animosity between me and Burns. In fact, last night I got a facetime call from an unknown number or one that wasn't in my phone book.

I had my wife look it up and it was actually Burns. So I called him back and we had a little bit of a virtual meeting. The first time meeting each other. And yeah, we spoke about how one time we got into it pretty hard and gave each other some cross checks. And, you know, it's exciting going in with a guy. I think, you know, as being an older guy, you don't want to go in there and really step on anyone's toes. It seems like a lot of success without me. I'm looking just come in and be part of the puzzle, not be not be too demanding or anything. So going in with Burnsy is nice because we can kind of, you know, work off each other in that sense. And just it helps us get situated with the group a little bit quicker, I think. And playing for Pete DeBoer and Steve Spot, they tell me every day Burnsy stories. And then as soon as I went, they found out about the trade.

They both or they said, you know, you're going to love this guy. He's a great team guy. And I'm really excited to play with him as well. Apparently, Brent Burns cross checked Max Pacioretty in the face. Yeah. All right.

Well, here's getting to know you. So, yeah. So they face time. They got they cleared the air. Good for them.

Good for them. And I can't wait to talk to Brent Burns about animals. Seriously. So anyway, that's coming up next. Isn't that exciting?

Yeah. I'm looking forward to it. Brent Burns hurricanes. Defensemen will join us next. June 19th, 2006. But it all started May 6, 1997, with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina.

It's a story of transition, of heartbreak, of figuring it out on the fly. The Canes Corner look at the 25th anniversary of the move presented by the Aluminum Company of North Carolina. Listen now. Find Canes 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcast. NHL free agency period began on Wednesday and Carolina Hurricanes sort of dipped into that a little bit. But the bigger news was the first transaction they were able to execute, which was the acquisition of defenseman Brent Burns from the San Jose Sharks.

And he joins us now on the Adam Gold show. Look, you have been pulled in in 40 different directions. You've got an RV. You are on your way back from, I know, Toronto. So thank you very much for carving out some time, man. How you doing? I appreciate you having me on.

Thank you. Yeah, it's been a crazy week. You know, a lot of fresh energy and excitement. And we're really looking forward to coming out to rally and meeting everybody there and meeting the teammates and really looking forward to it. When will you come to town, whether it's to scout for a house or when's the first time you will come to Raleigh? Yeah, it's pretty quick. We're heading in there tomorrow night, actually.

All right. We come in for a couple days and come in, check out some houses and schools and try to figure out the lay of the land and everything. And us hockey guys, we usually have a pretty good routine on game days, so try to find out everything so I don't get lost. Come near the season there.

Brent Burns is joining us here. Do you need room for your antelopes? We're going to talk about that at some point. Yeah, no, it's definitely become a big passion of mine, the outdoors. And, you know, I think that's one of the big things about North Carolina.

I'm really looking forward to it. I know there's a lot of different activities outdoor there. It's exciting. I think that's part of all that extra energy you get when you're moving into a new town and a new team and just learning a new place. I think I was in San Jose for 11 years. And then I was in Minnesota for eight before that. You get into these strong routines that you're doing the same thing all the time. And sometimes it's really good to be forced to get out of your comfort zone and do something new.

Brent Burns is joining us here on the Adam Gold Show. You'd been there for a long time. You still have three more years left on your contract. How hard was it to really for you to make the decision that this was something that you wanted to do or how much choice did you have in the matter? Yeah, I mean, it's very difficult to leave a great place. You know, we were we love San Jose. The people there were amazing. The city, the team. We had we had some really good runs there for a long time and just some really, really good people that, you know, made me the person, a player that I am today.

You know, when Doug Wilson brought me in, it was just it was a great time in our life and our kids grew up there. So, yeah, it's definitely difficult. It's a sad day to leave a lot of really, really good friends that we had there in the organization, outside the organization. Some teammates that I played with for a long time.

And so, yeah, that's that's definitely tough. But, you know, I think in the hockey world, it's a very small community. I don't I don't know too many of the guys very well, but from playing against them, from playing with other guys that have gone there.

You just hear so many rave reviews about the city, the team, the organization. So from that standpoint, it's not a difficult decision. But, you know, when you're when you're leaving your home and and everything away and the people that you've grown so close with, it's always hard.

It's no different than anybody that's worked at a company for a long time. And you have those relationships. And even though the opportunity is so strong on the other side and so exciting, it's still tough to leave. So it's yeah, that's why those days when it when it does happen, it's it's the full range of craziness. You know, that next couple hours, it was like it felt like two weeks gone by and it's your mind's racing. You start thinking about houses and schools for the kids. And there's so many other things. And, you know, we've always you don't really think about it when other guys come to your team and what they're really going through. And, you know, now I I forgot it.

It was 11 years ago when I got traded. So you forget how much pressure goes on your wife and how much work they do for it to make it easier on us. And, you know, for me, I'm going to go in and I'm going to have twenty five best friends right away. And it's going to be a pretty easy transition. But, you know, she's doing all the work. She's doing all the moving and figuring out kids where kids are going to go, schedules and all that stuff. And that's it's always the people behind the scenes that make everything work. And we just get to go out and play a game we love. And it's.

I don't know if she's sleeping too well right now. Did did you talk to Brett Heddigan, who does for those people who don't know the former Hurricanes defenseman who won a Stanley Cup here in 06, is now the the TV analyst for the Sharks and is also pretty good friends with Carolina's head coach, Rod Brind'Amour. Did you talk to Brett at all about Rod or about the area?

Yeah, there's been there's been a couple of guys that I've spoke to before and after. You know, there's a lot of guys I knew that have played there and have gone through through rally. And like I said, that's what made it easy because all these guys had such positive things to say about the city, living there as a fan team. I mean, obviously, we know from playing against them last couple of years how good the team is. And, you know, how how young, hard they play. It's a it's a it's a tough building. I mean, I'm looking forward to playing there because I know going in there as a visiting team, it's a hard place to play. It's loud. It's crazy.

The team plays hard, fast. So it's it's exciting. That's that's something makes it easier. You know, like for me being where I am now and just looking forward to coming in there, meeting everybody and joining a strong group already. And, you know, just it's very motivating.

I'm really looking forward to it. I had no idea. We're talking with Brent Burns, new Hurricanes defenseman, a new forward, Max Paci already. I had no idea that you guys had a run in. So so when I played in San Jose, he was in Vegas. I think everybody had run ins with each other. We played against each other so many times. And, you know, the rivalry was just so strong and the fans battled each other.

It was just a strong rivalry. You know, it's it's always I think that's one of the best things about our sport. You see guys battle so hard out on the ice and then after the game there, they can they can talk and have a beer in the hallway. You know, that's the way hockey is.

It's always been that way. And so it was fun to see him come here and, you know, have that first conversation. I didn't really know him other than playing against him and battling with him and obviously such a great player. So we had a lot of run ins on the ice and that was pretty, pretty cool to see that he's joining us. Who from the Sharks are you looking forward to drilling against the wall when you play San Jose?

I think the only answer is everybody. I think, you know, that's part of our game. It's like it's no different than playing many sticks with your brother growing up.

Those are usually your hardest battles. Right. You know, it's you have that that deep, that deep family feeling while you're there and when you're there playing and afterwards. But when you're playing the game, it's game time.

So it's it's always been that way. That's what I think makes our sport so special and and the relationship you have in it, because you just know it's when it's time to play, everything's on the table. Brent Burns is joining us here on the Adam Gold Show. One more hockey question, then I got to ask you about the Antelopes.

I'm sorry. When I spoke to Brett Heddigan about you, I asked for a scouting report. More on Brent Burns, the person I've watched you play. I know who you are as a player.

He said, conditioning freak, total pro. So you have played now eight straight years. You haven't missed a game in eight years. How many of those games did you play that maybe you might have should have taken off? I don't know.

None of them. You know, I think that's part of, you know, getting older in the league and and going through it. And and, you know, I've said it many times, but, you know, there were so many players that when I came to San Jose, I just learned so much from. And, you know, you have guys like Jumbo and Patty Marlow, who I still have to chat with because I know he was a hurricane, even though it was only 24 hours or so. But, you know, you see these guys and how they battled and how they took care of themselves.

And, you know, as a younger guy, it just you had no other option but to do the same is to push yourself. And, you know, I think when you look back at your career, it goes so fast. And, you know, when you start missing games, you never get them back. So, you know, for me, it's you know, there's a lot of luck in that, you know, and playing a lot of games and making it through a season. But, you know, people always ask me, like, how many how many goals you want to score, like little kids at the camps that we do here in Texas now?

And with my son skating with it, that's all they all want to know. How many how many points you want to get in the year? And, you know, how many how many goals you can score? For me, it's never been about that. It's always I just I always looked at playing every game.

Just play every game hard. And, you know, I always think about when I was a kid and going to a Leafs game, I'd go to one or two a year of it. You know, you have your favorite players and, you know, you don't really when you're a kid, you're not really looking at the roster and thinking, oh, he's been hurt. You know, so I always think it would be tough if the kids come to the game. He's wearing a jersey with my name on it, number, and I'm not playing that night. So it's just something that is always stuck in there. And if I can get out there and, you know, the trainers, they're the guys behind the scene that make that happen usually.

And, you know, so they do all the hard work. And if I can play, then I want to play. I don't want to miss the game. And it's but that comes from from beating around those guys that I've been lucky to play with. Brent Burns is with us here. By the way, you were number 88 in San Jose. Martine Neches right now is wearing number 88.

If you can't work out a transaction, do you do you have another number you are willing to don? Yeah, no, it's you know, I think that's like for me, you know, obviously it's been such a special number for me for a long time. But, you know, he's he's earned that. It's his number here. And, you know, I'm coming to a new team. So that's that's his number. And I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do.

I haven't figured it out yet. I mean, those are things that, you know, as hockey guys, we most of the guys, I would say, take a lot of pride. And, you know, every every game you're getting ready and you take pride in putting that jersey on and wearing that crest. And, you know, putting that number on is usually you see it as you're putting it on. So I've never really taken that lightly. So I'm trying to figure it out. Okay.

All right. Now to the to the antelope thing for your thousandth game. Your teammates got you to not one to two antelopes. I like were you surprised? Did they bring them to the arena?

I had no idea. It was, you know, when you play a thousand game in the NHL, it's always been a fun thing to get your teammates up and really nice and something special and something that they're always going to have. And, you know, with us having a ranch here, we got two female gemsbok, which was just unbelievable from the team. And yeah, now we have our we have a pretty nice herd up around 20 and it's doing strong. So it's it's pretty special because now that's that's something that's just going to keep growing and and it'll always be there.

So it's something special for us for sure. Well, are you good? You're not going to bring any of those animals. You can bring the snakes to to Raleigh. So the only creatures I'm bringing are the three kids. Okay.

Enough to give us enough work. We've got we've got everything here in Texas taken care of. And yeah, it's always been it's an awesome place to come during the summer.

You know, a huge part of the getaway from hockey and, you know, it's a fun thing after my training is done and we get to go relax outside and spend some time in the outdoors. But yeah, once you know, we're not going to bring anything down there. Well, maybe they're not. Maybe nature's nature's will give you eighty eight if you give him an antelope. I don't know. I don't know. Maybe he wants or a wildebeest. Yeah.

Yeah. They're pretty they're pretty awesome animals. I don't know if you want one of those running around this living room.

But well, it's true because we could talk for sure. I have my I shouldn't say I. My wife has four horses. So if you ever have a Jones just to get around large four legged animals, you're more than welcome to come muck a stall with. Oh, yeah.

Yeah. My daughter, she was she was she was riding for a little bit. And I've never I've actually never been on a horse. I've always wanted to do a little nervous.

So, yeah, they're they're unpredictable. Congratulations. I should congratulate us. It's going to be exciting to watch you play. Brent, I appreciate your time. No, thank you very much for having me.

And we're really looking forward to coming down and joining the squad. Excellent. Thanks, Brett. Appreciate it. Have a great day.

You too. Brent Burns, new Carolina hurricane defenseman. This is the Adam Gold Show. Over the crossbar and the Hurricanes have won the Stanley Cup. June 19th, 2006, but it all started May 6, 1997, with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina. It's a story of transition, of heartbreak, of figuring it out on the fly. The Canes Corner look at the twenty fifth anniversary of the move presented by the Aluminum Company of North Carolina. Listen now. Find Canes 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcast.
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