Pat Burns Snub By Hockey Hall Of Fame Hard To Take

June 23rd, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
The Hockey Hall of Fame committee consists of 18 people, including the likes of Pat Quinn, Scotty Bowman, Colin Campbell, John Davidson, James Gregory, David Branch, Harry Sinden, Michael Farber, Serge Savard, Lanny McDonald and eight others.

Of those 18 a total of 14 committee members must select a nominee on their ballets. Monday night, Burns fell short, which has enraged a number of hockey fans, players, current Hall of Fame members and writers alike.

In order for a player, coach or otherwise, to be selected to the Hockey Hall Of Fame he or she must qualify under one or more of three categories:

1) The builder category

2) The Player Category

3) The referee/Linesman category

As an NHL coach, Burns would qualify under the Builder category.

Why Burns?

It’s pretty simple. Pat Burns owns one of the most impressive coaching records in NHL history. Through 1019 career NHL games split between the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils, Burns earned a record of 501-353-151-14.

Burns is the only three-time winner of the coveted Jack Adams ...

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