'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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.
He's "a guy that probably should have been in the Hall of Fame this past year and will be in the Hall of Fame someday," he said.
"His bark sometimes was a little louder than his bite, but he could actually bark pretty loud. But he could also have the other side, that was understanding and supportive," said Bourque, the great Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche defenseman. "He was fun to play for. I really loved him and he was the best defensive coach I've ever had."