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Pat Burns
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2014 (Builder)
Born (1952-04-04)April 4, 1952
Montreal, QC, CAN
Died November 19, 2010(2010-11-19) (aged 58)
Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
Playing career 1988–2005

As for my career, I always said to my kids, 'you don't cry because it's over, you're happy because it happened.'
Pat Burns
I believe in Wendel Clark. We want Wendel to be a prime-time player.
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.
Pat Burns
I know my life is nearing its end and I accept that.
The kids get cheated out of a lot of times with their dad. They were good about it.
Pat Burns
Excuse my voice – I don't have the thundering voice I used to have to get players going on the ice anymore.
Pat Burns
If one of my players ever wants to hit me, he better do it really hard because otherwise, I'll find a rock, a stick, or a piece of wood – and believe me, it's gonna be a brawl.
Pat Burns
I got hit with an octopus in Detroit one time. It was the most gross thing I've ever had happen. I got it right in the back of the neck; all the juice was coming down. It was awful.
Pat Burns
I'm not an overly happy person. There are times when I'm happy, and that's usually in my private life.
Pat Burns
Toronto was a great place to work, a fun place to work. People were so hockey-oriented, hockey-minded, without being too critical. In Montreal, they got downright nasty sometimes.
Pat Burns
Coaching the Bruins is like going bear hunting with a butter knife.
Coming to another hockey Mecca like Toronto makes you a better coach. I want to have fun again. I want to make it fun for everybody, and it's fun when you win.
Pat Burns