Pat Burns won the Jack Adams Trophy three times as NHL coach of the year, including once with the Bruins. Last summer, he presented Bruins coach Claude Julien with his own Jack Adams Trophy.

There’s no doubt Burns has left an indelible mark on the Bruins and the sport of hockey. He has declined treatment for his most recent bout with cancer, and as he explained earlier this month at a ceremony to announce the building of a rink in his honor, he doesn’t have long to live.

That’s why everything should be done to get Burns inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame while he is still with us. You can join the Facebook page established to do just this. I’d urge you to do so.