All I ever had to know about Mr. Burr: when he first joined the Club, Sergei Fedorov roomed with Shawn, who told him the best way to learn how to speak English was to watch cartoons on television.
Shawn Burr has passed away per Bill Roose
Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:59 AM
This is terribly sad.
My brother has an old Dodge Neon that he bought at an auction from the Detroit News. It has a small "11" behind the front tire on both sides. I have always referred to this car as Shawn Burr.
I think this should end the debate about who should wear #11 this season too.... No one.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:24 AM
He had a boy’s face and a boy’s haircut and he lived every minute, but in life, as in hockey, sometimes you don’t get enough minutes. I learned the news an hour ago, and as I sat down to write, I felt like melted ice.
Stop the laughter. Shawn Burr is gone. He was a light, but that light is out. I know no one lives forever. But this just feels unfair.
From now on, Patrick Roy will be rolled out to and from the Avs' bench like Hannibal Lecter. - BottleOfSmoke
Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:34 AM
Rest in peace, Shawn, and thank you for the contributions you made to the sport of hockey. Prayers for you and your family.
"Hey @Datsyuk13 really bro? On my bday...cmonnnn.. Someone fix that ice in the corner.." - @logancouture
Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:08 AM
Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:28 PM
This one is especially tough to swallow. He was good friends with my coach back in high school, and would show up to practice every now and again and lace em up. I was lucky to be on a line with a kid who never came to practice, so coach would put Shawn Burr on my line, and we would practice three-on-twos, and power plays and whatever else we needed to work on together. It was so awesome to have Shawn Burr feeding me one-timers, and vice-versa. He was such a cheerful guy, always complimenting our game and giving us tips whenever we needed it.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:03 PM
Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:40 AM
Its a truism in the west that we don't like to speak ill of the dead. If Gary Bettman died tomorrow, the media would be full of stories of what a great guy he was, how he loved his family, all the charity work he did that no-one knew about.....
With Shawn Burr, its very obvious - VERY obvious - that he was a genuinely great guy. Various forums, news sites, Facebook, are all full of little personal anecdotes like the one Echolalia tells above. The mother whose murdered son was a friend of his daughter, the beer league team he bought a full set of kit for, his interaction with fans away from the rink.
Shawn Burr was a genuinely larger than life character, a giant-assed goofball with a heart of gold.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:00 AM
Praying for his family that they find some peace during this time .
Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:16 PM
Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:53 AM
One of my favorite all time wings. The best defensive shutdown center they had in the mid/late 80's. Threw excellent big hits and generally made himself a pain to play against.
A lot of heart this man had.
A true shame.
Rest in peace Shawn
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