Former NHL coach Pat Burns passes away: Pat Burns, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup Championship, passed away today after a courageous bout with cancer. Burns' previous NHL head coaching positions included Boston from May 21, 1997 until October 25, 2000. In 1997-98, he became the first coach in history to win 3 Jack Adams Awards as the league's top coach. Burns coached Toronto from May 29, 1992 through March 5, 1996. In his first season with Toronto, he received the Adams Award for the second time. Burns became just the 3rd individual to win multiple Adams Awards and only the 2nd to win it with more than one team. His first NHL head coaching experience was with Montreal from 1988-89 through 1991-92. In his first season with the Canadiens, he won his first Adams Award.