Originally written July 08, 2014 on Running With The Devils:
The NHL Hall of Fame Selection Committee finally got something right. The sad part is that it came years after it should have. Recently, former Devils coach Pat Burns was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He will be inducted on Nov 17, 2014. Burns had reached Hall of Fame eligibility in 2007 but had been passed over every year until now. Sadly Pat Burns lost his battle with cancer back in 2010 so he’s not around to be a part of this celebration. The Cancer thing was a sad story in the Burns biography, something that would ultimately take him from the earth but having cancer wasn’t why the majority of people out there felt he should have been elected to the Hall of Fame. Burns is the only coach in NHL history to win the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year three times. He won it in 1989 with the Montreal Canadiens, 1993 with the Toronto Maple Leafs and 1998 with the Boston Bruins. He didn’t win the award with the Devils in 2003 but instead helped guide the Devils to their 3rd S...
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