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Old 08-05-2013, 11:00 PM
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After fighting cancer Shawn fell tonight in his St. Clair, Mi home and died from sever head trauma.


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Burr was 47. He had battled cancer in recent years, but died about 7 p.m. Monday after a fall earlier in the day at his home in St. Clair that caused massive brain trauma, according to Dave Goetze, who runs the Shawn Burr Foundation

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“In the dressing room he made us laugh and he made us cry. He was the kid in the corner in tears at the end of every season when they got knocked out of the playoffs. Most of all, he made the game fun for everybody. He shared the experiences with everybody. His teammates tolerated him because he talked to so much and opponents hated him. He was a Claude Lemiuex-type.

“In the end, probably talked his way out of Detroit. He talked too much for Scotty Bowman’s liking. He always had a crowd of media around him, because he talked and he spoke well. I would compare him a little bit to Kris Draper. He was one of those guys you gravitated to.”
I loved him as a player and even more for what he did for his community.

Prayers to the Burr family.

http://www.freep.com/article/2013080...key-community-

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Old 08-06-2013, 04:49 AM
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RIP Shawn you were a great character player. My prayers and condolences to your family.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:11 AM
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Here's more on Shawn's death. I did not know that his cancer treatment took such a toll on him.

http://www.freep.com/article/2013080...bom-shawn-burr


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He eventually underwent a dangerous bone marrow transplant operation, came through it and beat the cancer back. But the procedure took a strange toll. It left him confused, short on memory, moody, not himself. He became reclusive, prone to sudden temper. He didnít want to be seen that way and for his final months he was rarely seen by anyone outside his family.
This is such a shame. He has huge in his community and was always there to give what ever he could to help those in need.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:00 AM
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Ugh.. That sucks. He was my favorite player from that first playoff team, always remembered his funny comments after games, always did the little things right. RIP Shawn.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:04 AM
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:05 AM
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One of the three greatest lines in Lightning history was Burr/Cullen/Selivanov. I'd rank them third behind the MRS and MVP lines. Dude dripped grit and character, and I can only hope these young kids starting up with the team play with 1/2 the effort Burr did.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:04 AM
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I'll always remember him as one of those gritty, character guys who turned our franchise in the right direction. He was a veteran and a legit NHLer who helped change the culture and make us better on and off the ice. If he talked his way out of Detroit then it was our gain. Took us to the promised land in his first year. That playoff run captured hearts throughout this region.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:07 AM
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Great article on Burr's time with the Bolts posted back in 2010.

http://lightning.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=528047
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:29 AM
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My prayers go out to his family. Go with God Shawn, have fun playing with the greats in the big hockey rink in heaven. I know you will wear our bolt with pride up there.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:35 PM
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My prayers go out to his family. Go with God Shawn, have fun playing with the greats in the big hockey rink in heaven. I know you will wear our bolt with pride up there.
Well said sir... Thoughts and Prayers for sure...
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