Pat Burns
One of the biggest travesties in our eyes is that Pat Burns did not get into the Hockey Hall of Fame while he was alive. As Burns was dying of cancer, a large grass roots movement was afoot to get him inducted but alas the former Coach of the Year had to be elected posthumously. Burns always made his teams better, was beloved by fanbases and fittingly finally won a Stanley Cup in 2003 with the New Jersey Devils.

Should Pat Burns be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 40%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Elected In: Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Jack Adams Award (3) (1989, 1993 & 1998)
    Stanley Cup Rings (1) (New Jersey Devils, 2003)

Should Pat Burns be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 40%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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0 #2 Jon Elfmann 2013-12-30 09:54
Brilliant motivator with brass balls. Anyone who could get Stephane Richer to play at a high level is a HOF'er in my book.
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+2 #1 Brian V 2013-05-07 20:34
Hockey writers should be ashamed of themselves for not putting him in while he was still with us. Great Coach!
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