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Hockey legend’s ashes placed in Stanley Cup; widow's car vandalized after funeral

pat-burns-new-jersey-devils-923jpg-5f708bcd628b249f_mediumCoaching legend Pat Burns left a monumental impact on the world of hockey; it was only right that he remain a part of the monument. At his funeral on Nov. 29, Burns' ashes were placed in an exact miniature replica of hockey’s Holy Grail – the Stanley Cup. Friends and relatives lined up to kiss the cup in a final farewell to honor Burns’ life.

In his career, Burns coached the Montreal Canadians, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, and New Jersey Devils. Burns had his chance to kiss the cup when he coached the New Jersey Devils to a Stanley Cup victory in 2003. In 1,019 total career games, Burn’s record was 501-350-161.

According to Montreal police, just hours after Burns’ funeral, a suspect broke into his widow’s car, stealing priceless merchandise. Things stolen included jewelry, and 30 autographed hockey jerseys. Police believe that the suspect(s) knew the Burns family.

 

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