New Jersey Devils Show Their Class Paying Respects To Pat Burns

December 1st, 2010 by levinakl Leave a reply »
The New Jersey Devils as a franchise went to Montreal Monday to attend the funeral of their former Head Coach Pat Burns, who died November 19th after a long fight with cancer.  The Devils, usually known for their class as an organization, had their entire team attend.  Even though there are only four players left on their current roster (Patrik Elias, Martin Brodeur, Jamie Langenbrunner and Colin White) that actually played for Burns in 2003, the Devils wanted to show the proper respect towards one of their own.

It didn't hurt that the NHL schedule allowed for it as the Devils are in the midst of four days off, but even if it had not coincided with some time off, you can bet the Devils would have been well represented as an organization.  It's the kind of thing that has come to be expected from the type of class organization the Devils have been, especially under the leadership of GM Lou Lamoriello. 

And while the team took a lot of heat for its handling of the signing Ilya Kovalchuk this past off-season, it is a franchise that generally is known for doing the right thing.  The Devils used to do the right thing so ...

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