Burke actually did say "green peace folks" once. It was when he sent Franks favorite dumb meathead, Colton Orr, to the minors (cause he sucks) and all 29 other teams acknowledged His suckyness by not claiming him on waivers
That press conference was a master stroke by Brian Burke. He became the champion of "Ye Olde Tyme Hockey" by glorifying Colton Orr at the same time as he was effectively waiving him and ending his pro career.
"Look at Colton Orr here", Burke gestures, "Why he's the prototype of what a hockey player should be. All heart, knuckles, and square jaw. I love this kid as if he were my own son. He a rat killing, penalty box chillin, death tollin, rock and rollin', son of a gun, and he's the kind of guy that wins hockey games..."
..."which is why I'm waiving him and sending him to the minors".