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Pat Burns finally gets spot in the Hall

Snubbed coach's inclusion means the Hall of Fame nailed it with Class of 2014

Updated: June 23, 2014, 7:12 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

One can already imagine the bittersweet moment next November when Pat Burns is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The fiery three-time Jack Adams Award winner as coach of the year and Stanley Cup winner with the New Jersey Devils in 2003 died in late 2010. In a perfect world, he should have had a chance to walk to the podium to accept the honor himself, after having coached his last game for the Devils in 2003-04, his Hall of Fame credentials -- which included three coach of the year ...

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