News Article: Montreal loses a hockey legend as Red Fisher dies at age 91

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  1. Habaneros

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    Very sad news to hear RIP
     
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    What a supreme compliment.

    Thanks for posting the link.
     
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    I enjoyed his book. I don't know if it's still in print, but definitely worth a read. He was a legend.
     
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    Great tribute article written about Red in 2001 by Michael Farber(SI)

    click here
     
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    It's already mentioned in the Media thread, but a legend like Red Fisher deserves his own thread honoring his passing.





     
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    Something truly worth posting about..

    Hats off to you Red!

    You were a sports writing legend who covered the mighty Habs in their legendary years.

    "Show me the players"

    RIP
     
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    RIP to a legend.
     
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    I was listening to Melnick with McGuire, and they played a clip of Farber telling a story about Vigneault and Fisher.

    The story goes that when Vigneault was first hired by Habs as their new head coach, he called Red Fisher on the phone, telling him that he's the new coach and would like to go have a lunch with Fisher to tell him about his plan for the team. Fisher declined Vigneault's offer and told him "I'll see you at training camp."
     
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    Red's wife of 69 years died just 10 days ago on Jan. 9th 2018 according to the article.

    His wife was gone. His team was gone. What's left? RIP Red.
     
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    This happens a lot, frankly if was at that age I think it’s way I’d want it to unfold for me too.

    RIP Red, definitely a legend.
     
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    One of the pillars of Sports journalism, a true hockey and sports writing legend. RIP Red
     
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    aw man, i remember reading him in the paper when i was just a wee lad. :(
     
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    Expecting a tribute before tomorrow's game at the Bell Center.
     
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    RIP Red :(
     
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    If Red was a hockey player, he'll be like H.Richard, Steve Shutt, Yvon C.. This guy was like a time capsule to our glory days.

    The wrote and told things as it is. Very true and accurate. A legend.
     
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    I remember when he would be talking on HNIC, definitely better than Cherry's meaningless contributions. He lived to 91 may we all be so lucky as long as you can get around on your own.
     
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    A true legend! Grew up reading him. Iconic figure in Habs history.

    His famous quote “show me the players”
     
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    This one stings, as he's been covering the team since I could read and my father always spoke of him with respect.

    A class act who will be missed.
     

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