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Former NHL coach Pat Burns dies - see NHL thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    EDIT: Disregard this post. It has been posted on the NHL thread already. Moddy please delete this thread. Thanks.

    Melissa Juergensen of CTV is confirming a breaking news story from TSN that former NHL coach Pat Burns has died after years of battling cancer. No link has been posted yet.
  2. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    Re: Former NHL coach Pat Burns dies

    Sad, sad news.

    My condolences go out to his friends and family.
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    No, keep this thread going. He deserves an RIP thread.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Heard last night he was in very bad shape. The man put up on hell of a fight against an insidious disease.

    And I sgree 100% with Double J. This does not belong to be lost on the NHL thread.
  5. lisa_simpson

    lisa_simpson Active Member

    Juergensen is apparently now retracting the confirmation: http://twitter.com/ctvottawa
  6. JimmyOlson

    JimmyOlson Member

    CTV Ottawa apparently reported that he had died, then retracted. CBC reporting Burns' son says his dad is still alive.
  7. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    TSN's Bob McKenzie is having a field day with the erroneous reports. Via Twitter (@TSNBobMcKenzie):

    This from a member of the Burns family: "Pat is surprised to learn he's dead." Pat Burns, as of this moment, is still alive.

    Pat Burns just called me Seriously. Here's what he said. "Here we go again. They're trying to kill me before I'm dead...
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    "Were you dead last night?"
  9. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    Chez 106, local radio here in Ottawa reported that he was still alive.
  10. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest


    Burns called TSN this morning after he heard the rumor he was dead.
  11. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Former NHL coach Pat Burns dies a little inside when he hears about his alleged death
  12. canucklehead

    canucklehead Member

    Great job of reporting at CTV Ottawa today.
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