Very sad... battling cancer and then dying like this. I started watching the Wings right at the end of Burr's time with them, so I don't have many memories watching him play. Sounds like he was a great guy and a fun team mate.
I always wear a Wings jersey while watching playoff games. I keep wearing the same jersey until the wings lose a game, then the unlucky jersey gets swapped out for a new one.
I have a wings flag hanging in front of my house all season. It goes up on the first game day of the season, and gets taken down the moment the wings get eliminated. I feel it brings bad luck to the next season to keep up any longer than that. Of course, if the wings win the cup, the flag stays up the entire summer!
Al gets put on his traditional spot next to the TV before the 1st game of the playoffs.