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Arena to be named after Burns

Updated: March 26, 2010, 2:22 PM ET
Associated Press

STANSTEAD, Quebec -- A thin and frail Pat Burns said he's honored to have an arena named after him, even as he conceded he likely won't live to see it completed.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper attended an announcement Friday that the Pat Burns Arena will be built in Stanstead, a town near the Quebec-Vermont border. The former NHL coach, his voice left raspy by the cancer attacking his lungs, flew up from his home in Florida for the ceremony.

Burns was forced to leave coaching ...

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