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09/17/2010 - 11:51am
Burns: 'I'm not dead, far [expletive] from it'

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 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...

09/17/2010 - 11:07am
Report of Burns' death inaccurate

UPDATE: Numerous outlets reported late Friday morning that former Bruins coach Pat Burns died at the age of 58 after a battle with lung cancer. CTV in Ottawa, which had the original report, has since 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.

 

For more Bruins news, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.

 

 

 


09/17/2010 - 11:04am
Wheatley, Kaczur missing at start of practice

FOXBORO — For the third consecutive day, cornerback Terrence Wheatley and offensive lineman Nick Kaczur were the only two players missing at the start of practice for the Patriots Friday morning. The practice was held outside in a light rain on the upper fields behind Gillette Stadium. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


09/17/2010 - 10:17am
Taylor: Hope 'switch comes on' for Maroney

Patriots running back Fred Taylor made his weekly appearance with the Dale & Holley show Friday morning to talk about Sunday's showdown with the Jets.

 

Taylor said he understands the rivalry with the Jets but doesn't prepare any differently. "For me, it's all the same," he said. "It's a game, it's an opportunity. I mean, the Jets are the Jets. I don't want to put too much hype on that. But they are the Jets. They're a National Football [League] team. I get excited for all the teams that we play. Some teams, there's a little bit more added incentive. But you treat the Jets the same as you treat the Bills. It's a divisional matchup, and those are the ones that they're a must-win."

 

Taylor downplayed a toe injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the Bengals that caused him to miss some practice this week. "It's OK," he said. "It's getting better each and every day. It's one of those...

09/17/2010 - 8:24am
Schefter on D&C: 'Jury's out on Sanchez'

ESPN NFL analyst Adam Schefter joined Dennis & Callahan for his weekly visit to talk about the Patriots-Jets game, Logan Mankins and other news from around the NFL. Schefter picked the Jets to win the game but still believes the Patriots will win the division. "If the Jets are going to win, they're going to have to find a way to pick off Tom Brady a couple of times," he said. 

 

Schefter doesn't believe that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is ready to beat the Pats on his own. "The Jets are supremely confident in Mark Sanchez. This is why I was not high on the Jets and this is why I did not pick them to go to the playoffs. ... It takes quarterbacks a little bit of time and he's just not there yet. Pete Carroll wasn't far off in what he said. Mark Sanchez still needs more seasoning. To me, Sam Bradford looked more poised on Sunday than Mark Sanchez did on Monday and Sam Bradford was playing his first NFL game. To me,...

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