So once again Pat Burns is being reported as having died today at the age of 58. About a month ago there was a report that he had died, only to have had it pulled when Pat Burns called TSN and said "I'm not dead yet"
I figured I'd post this anyways given the erroneous report not too long ago. He was a great a coach and a real shame he didn't get elected in the HoF this year while still alive. Of course I loved his time as Leafs Coach but he was still a great coach everywhere he went.
Ironically, it was Forbes that accused the NHL of hiding revenues/losses like those of which you described above. (On a side note, I totally forgot that Bret Hart sold the Hitmen until you reminded me!)