Let’s get Pat Burns into the Hall of Fame

Habs Inside/Out readers have been known to get behind a good cause. Well, here’s one that needs your attention now: throw your support behind the Facebook campaign to get former Canadiens coach Pat Burns into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Read more here, and spread the word.


  1. soperman says:

    Do it quickly – he is a heck of a man.

    “Pusie possessed a wickedly wild shot, so inaccurate that he could not hit the province of Quebec if he was standing inside the Montreal Forum.” Dick Beddoes

  2. ed lopaz says:

    The latest person to weigh in on what really happened at the Tiger Woods home on the night of Nov. 27 is former Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens head coach Pat Burns.

    Burns, a one-time police officer who lives Florida and reportedly has many law-enforcement contacts there, related what he’s heard to a Montreal radio station on Tuesday morning. His version is very similar to that which first emerged on the blog of retired sports columnist Furman Bisher shortly before the new year. Nobody has been able to prove or disprove this version of events, but Burns adds another voice in support of it.

    According to the Toronto Sun, Burns told CKAC Sports that Tiger has remained out of public view since the incident because a nine-iron to his face — courtesy of wife Elin Nordegren — knocked out two of his teeth.

    Burns said he got his information from a friend in the highway patrol who visited the Woods home on the night of the incident. His version includes the detail about Woods leaving his cell phone behind as he played poker at a friend’s house, while alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel was still texting him.

    Burns also gave credence to the story that Woods was flown to Phoenix for surgery on his teeth.

  3. wall2bay says:

    Classic Pat Burns!  Love this clip……calls Leaf coach Watt a “effin peice of $hit”


    Brian Burke = Overrated Loud Mouth POS

  4. Mike T says:

    Three Jack Adams awards on Three Different teams…the potential to have won more before he was taken out of the game due to disease…


    He’d have my vote!

  5. Dintrox says:

    The only coach to win the Jack Adams award 3 times and he did it coaching 3 different clubs. He should be enshrined. I suggested it on a CBC article and got a ton of ‘thumbs up’ votes.

    BTW I’m supporting Cranbrook in the kraft hockeyville contest.

    December 4, 2009 – Elmer Lach’s jersey took its rightful place with the Rocket’s in the rafters.

  6. Ian Cobb says:

    Now! is the time to honour this great hockey man, not after his dimise, fast track it now!!!
    He is a hall of famer, there is no doubt. Lets honor the man not our memory!!!

  7. TC says:

    With all due respect to Pat Burns and his sad plight, I can’t help but think that there are other coaches that are more accomplished that aren’t in the Hall of Fame.

    Clearly, the best coach not enshrined in the Hall is Fred Shero.

    He was the first to review video and to incorporate Soviet tactics and training methods into his team. An innovative coach, he was one of the first to implement a system, one of the first to use an assiatant coach. He was also the first winner of the Jack Adams award as coach of the year and was the first to ask his players to live year round in the Philadelphia area so they could participate in off-season training.Not to mention that in 24 years of coaching in the, he went to the finals of his league 14 times, winning 7 times in such diverse leagues as the IHL, the AHL, the CHL, and the NHL.

    Of course he also became the first coach to lead an expansion team to the Stanley Cup and then did it twice in a row. Many may have disagreed with some of the Flyers tactics but they did have a profound effect on the history of the sport.


  8. ths says:

    Wasn’t a fan of Pat when he first appeared. Didn’t think he had the Hockey legit a former player would have but his record speaks for itself. Met him in the Olde Dublin on St Paddys during his Habs stint and he was great.

    He’s shown incredible dignity through all this and deserves to be in the Hall soon as.

    All our love flowing your way Patty


  9. Ian Cobb says:



    Here is where we are positioned in the 30 team league this week. I was not able to put it up yesterday so this includes Mondays games.

    Goals Against—208, We are in 13th place. Last week we were in 14th place.

    Total Points—– 82, We are in 16th place.  Tied with the Ducks, St. Louis, Philly and Boston when you take the 1 game in hand that Boston has on us. Last week we were in 15th place.

    Goals For——–204, We are in 20th place. Last week we were in 15th place. Other teams had games in hand which that they have now made up.

    Obviously we need the two points against the Hurricanes Wed. And every point that we can squeeze out of the remaining games.

  10. yathehabsrule says:

    Dave, I noticed the link on the Gazette article for the Montreal area Father’s Day walk.


    For those outside the Montreal area, I reccomend checking the Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run which has events across Canada.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  11. Iceberg84 says:

    Unrelated comment: I’m glad that Boston and Atlanta lost but slightly concerned over Carolina winning since we play them on Wednesday. We don’t want no stinkin’ spoilers in Montreal on Wednesday!

  12. doug says:

    Three Jack Adams awards for three original six teams, and a cup with Jersey. And what bravery. Probably the only thing that could make me stand arm in arm with Bruins and Leafs fans would be seeking to get this gentleman elected. Sign up if you’re on Facebook! Would love to see him in the Hall during this difficult time. A true champion.

  13. Castor says:

    Sign up if you’re on facebook! DO IT!

  14. Chuck says:


    And don’t forget to invite your Facebook friends to do the same!


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  15. matraque says:



    Komisarek: 0 – 4 – 4 (-9)

  16. Da Hema says:

    I loved him. Burns certainly had some willful players to deal with, and he put up with no crap even from grizzled veterans and tough younger guys. There is one story I will never forget. Shayne Corson, Brian Skrudland, and Mike Keane (I believe it was those three) were carousing at one of Montreal’s famous nightclubs. Burns received a late-night phone call from the police that three of his players had been “detained” after they were involved in a fight with some other patrons. Burns went to the police station, and found out that Corson had a black eye from the fight.  Later Burns would tell the media he wanted the Habs to sign the guy who fought Corson.

    All the best Pat!


    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  17. Harani says:

    Done! And here’s a look at the updated playoff push. Doable? And the good news is, there is a chance Buffalo finishes 2nd ahead of Pittsburgh and that we finish 7th. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see what goes down but this still gives you an idea. I say that Habs will go 4-2-0 in their 6 games left (one of the losses will be to Carolina next week because the game is in Raleigh and it’s their last home game). And eerily, does anyone else feel that this is going to come down to the game against the Laffs. It better not!  

    Eastern Conference (88 points)

    1. Washington – qualified (on pace: 120 pts)

    2. Buffalo – qualified (on pace: 103 pts)

    3. Pittsburgh – qualified (on pace: 103 pts)

    4. New Jersey – qualified (on pace: 102 pts)

    5. Ottawa – 0-5-1

    6. Philadelphia – 3-3-0

    7. Montreal – 3-3-0

    8. Boston – 4-3-0

    9. Atlanta – 5-1-0

    10. NY Rangers – 6-1-0

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

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