i posted this in another thread but :
Francois Allaire was his personal goalie coach growing up, and with the Florida Panthers when they were trying to resign him he made three demands 1) allaire be hired 2) the same back-up be resigned 3) that he woulf not be traded until his NTC came into effect. FLA said ok to number 2 and 3 but jacques martin said no to alliare. he didnt like him, and the guy who back up martin? mike keenan the guy who just ripped on burke and his goaltending "guru".
Then he was traded (some say he forced it) to van in the worst deal i've seen, and he demanded allaire be hired. They couldnt do it ( i think that the burke fued with van was still on then) so they signed him to that contract.
I didnt just make that up, i read howard bergers blog and he made that link and a few google searches gave me this info. I think even spector and tsn have articles linking the 2.