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Topic - Cliff Fletcher
Brad McCrimmon was remembered as an imposing physical presence and loving family man.
Pat Burns, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup title, was remembered Monday for his booming voice, big heart and the ability to draw the most out of his players.
Pat Burns, the former Montreal police officer who led New Jersey to the 2003 Stanley Cup title and was the NHL's coach of the year with three teams, died Friday. He was 58.
"Pat forged a tremendous bond, not only with a very good veteran team in Toronto, but also with Leafs fans everywhere," Cliff Fletcher, the Maple Leafs' former general manager said in a statement. "He commanded respect from the players, and the team quickly had great success while taking on the identity of the head coach."