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Pat Burns Dead-Fact or Fiction?

Magog : Canada | Sep 17, 2010 at 6:10 PM PDT
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Three time NHL Top Coach winner Pat Burns is alive! Burns had reportedly died of lung cancer early Friday morning according to a report by Canadian sports network CTV Ottowa. After hearing about the report, Burns contacted TSN and Hockey Night in Canada's Scott Morrison to let everyone know that he had merely been visiting relatives in Quebec. CTV Ottowa has since retracted the statement and updated via Tweeting: "We had erroneous information on Pat Burns. We have nothing to report about his medical condition at this time."

Pat, now 58, was first diagnosed with colon cancer during the 03-04 NHL season and managed to beat it. He then retired in 2005 after being diagnosed with liver cancer and prevailed over that diagnosis too! A mere three years later his cancer has returned and spread to his lungs which he had decided to not treat in 2009 stating in an April interview: "I know my life is nearing its end and I accept that.". “Here we go again. They’re trying to kill me before I’m dead. They’ve had me dead since June” Burns said about the incident to TSN. His last public appearance since his retirement was last March when it was announced an arena near his hometown of Magog, Quebec will be honorably named after him. Between 1988 and 2004, Burns has spent fourteen seasons coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins with a record of 501-350-161-14 in 1019 games.

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Pat Burns announcing funding for a new community arena to be named after him in Stanstead, Quebec to the media (and his grandson).
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