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Former Blackhawks agitator Adam Burish still raises hell with the best of them

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DALLAS -- Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp both laughed when former teammate Adam Burish's latest antics were brought up.

To them, Burish's decision to toss Winnipeg Jets forward Tanner Glass' glove into the stands is just Burish being Burish. Nothing has changed since he's joined the Dallas Stars.

"I've got a lot of gloves, so I don't have to worry about that," Kane said before the Hawks faced the Stars at American Airlines Center on Friday. "That's Burish to a tee right there. He's always looking to entertain and do something like that. It's pretty funny. Some guys around the league would kind of be like, 'Why would he do that?' But you play with Burish for a couple years, you just laugh at it."

Burish, though, was apologetic. He said he regrets throwing the glove into the stands and that he got up caught in the emotions of the game, which the Stars lost 5-2 Wednesday, and that he was upset after getting kneed by Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec moments earlier.

"I was ticked off kind of with the way the game was going," Burish said. "Earlier on the shift, it kind of started because the goalie came out and kneed me, so I was upset with what the goalie did. I thought it was dirty.

"I threw the guy's glove. I probably wish I didn't throw the glove. It was probably stupid. I was emotional. I wasn't happy with the way the game was going."

Burish said he doesn't have a problem with Glass, who came charging after him after he tossed his glove. (See the video above.) He said it was the first time and hopefully the last he'll throw something in the stands.

"I like the way the guy plays," Burish said. "[Glass] plays hard. Even when we got to the [penalty] box, he looked over and said 'I saw what the goalie did. I'd be pissed too.' I think he's an honest player. I've got no problem with him. It was just the glove there. I thought it was one of our guys' at first. I saw it wasn't. I just whipped it.

"I didn't see [Glass coming]. I had no idea. I thought they were taking me off the ice so I just sort of chucked it. It was kind of a moment where I probably wasn't thinking real clearly. I was ticked off at the goalie. I didn't even see [Glass] coming up behind me."

Burish, though, was happy to provide some fans with a unique souvenir.

"That's what some of my teammates said, 'Man, that was pretty cool. The fans went crazy. You gave them a free glove. In Winnipeg, man, that's like gold there,' " Burish said. "I guess two young boys grabbed it. I guess I made their night. I was being charitable."

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Adam L. Jahns is a native Chicagoan. Jahns has been with the Sun-Times since 2005, covering the Hawks since 2009. He's also helped cover the Bears, Cubs, Sox and high schools. Follow him on Twitter:@adamjahns

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