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added 8:12am, from Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press,

Stop the laughter. Lower the smiles. Shawn Burr is dead. It doesn’t seem possible. He was here just a minute ago, laughing in the Red Wings’ locker room. He was here just a minute ago, cracking wise about his big butt, saying things like “I have the perfect body … for a mailman.” He was here just a minute ago, his hair dyed red and white, digging into corners, scraping for the puck, jumping into group hugs after game-winning goals and crying like a nursery schooler when the seasons ended too soon.


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Ajax19's avatar

This really sucks.  Shawn Burr was on the Wings right when I really started getting into hockey during the 1987-88 season.  He was always a colorful character.  I vividly remember some of his between period interviews. 

There was one where he kept going on and on about how his barber would make him pasta before the games.

Another was a great story about when Sergei Fedorov first joined the Wings.  This was before Red Bird 1 when the Wings flew commercial.  Fedorov didn’t speak any English and while they were in line for security at the airport Shawn Burr told Fedorov that whatever the guy at the security screening asks you a question just say “bomb.”  That’s it, just “bomb.”

Posted by Ajax19 on 08/06/13 at 09:31 AM ET

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