- Big Bad Blog - http://bigbadblog.weei.com -

Pat Burns: ‘They’re trying to kill me before I’m dead’

Posted By Jerry Spar On September 17, 2010 @ 12:55 pm In General | 2 Comments

Former Bruins coach Pat Burns voiced his displeasure about a widely distributed report late Friday morning that indicated he had died. The 58-year-old Burns has waged a long battle with lung cancer but remains feisty.

Burns called Bob McKenzie of TSN [1] after hearing the premature news of his demise. Said Burns: “Here we go again. They’re trying to kill me before I’m dead. I come to Quebec to spend some time with my family and they say I’m dead. I’m not dead, far [expletive] from it. They’ve had me dead since June. Tell them I’m alive. Set them straight.”

CTV in Ottawa had the original report and later retracted it, indicating: “We had erroneous information on Pat Burns. We have nothing to report about his medical condition at this time.”

Burns coached the Bruins for three seasons from 1997-2000 and for eight games of the 2001 season, making the playoffs twice in that span. He returned to the bench with the Devils and won the 2003 Stanley Cup.

Article printed from Big Bad Blog: http://bigbadblog.weei.com

URL to article: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2010/09/17/pat-burns-theyre-trying-to-kill-me-before-im-dead/

URLs in this post:

[1] called Bob McKenzie of TSN: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=334088

[2] > Pat Burns: ‘They’re trying to kill me before I’m dead’" data-url="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2010/09/17/pat-burns-theyre-trying-to-kill-me-before-im-dead/">Tweet: http://twitter.com/share

[3]  : #disqus_thread

Copyright © 2009 WEEI.com. All rights reserved.