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RIP Pat Burns

Bob McKenzie confirms the death of Pat Burns in his own way…

RIP, Mansbreek.

Bob explains the Mansbreek reference in this story back in mid-September.

added 6:48pm,

NEW YORK (November 19, 2010)—National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today issued the following statement on the passing of longtime NHL head coach Pat Burns:

      “Just as they will remember Pat for his success as a coach, hockey fans also will remember his humor, his honesty, his humanity and his courage. As it mourns the loss of an outstanding contributor to the game, the National Hockey League sends heartfelt condolences to Pat’s family and friends.”


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perfection's avatar

what a joke they didn’t induct this guy into the hall while they had the chance for him to know about it. it seems obvious that he’s going to get in someday and with a terminal disease… like it really would have been that big of deal to push him to the top of the pile, even if it wasn’t quite his turn yet. No offense to Jimmy D, but Burns should have got it this year.


Fuch cancer.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 11/19/10 at 10:24 PM ET

inferno31's avatar

RIP Pat.
I’ll Never Forget
Game 1 - 1993

A Legendary Coach, but an even better man.

Posted by inferno31 on 11/19/10 at 10:41 PM ET

inferno31's avatar

Came back to Post this link to what Bob Mackenzie wrote weeks back. Mansbreek

Posted by inferno31 on 11/19/10 at 10:52 PM ET

inferno31's avatar

Realize it was already posted. My Mistake.

Posted by inferno31 on 11/19/10 at 10:58 PM ET

VooX's avatar

RIP Pat.  All the best to his friends and family in this sad time.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 11/19/10 at 11:19 PM ET

Alan's avatar

RIP Pat Burns…

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/19/10 at 11:38 PM ET


The Mansbreek story Mckenzie ran a couple of months back was phenomenal, absolutely loved it.  Agree with perfection that Burnsie should have gone in this year but as he was known for saying “it is what it is”.

RIP Mansbreek.

Posted by Iggy Rules on 11/20/10 at 01:44 PM ET

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