Legendary Hockey Reporter Red Fisher Dies At Age 91

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    Red Fisher, the chronicler and the conscience of Montreal hockey whose career touched seven decades, died on Friday at age 91.

    Fisher started on the Canadiens beat in 1955 in the era of train travel and finished it in 2012 when reporters tweeted the lines at morning skates. The man knew how to make an entrance: the first game he covered was the Richard Riot, that singular marriage of hockey, sociology and, ultimately, mythology that has marked Quebec for generations.

    Fisher was the link to the most glorious of the Canadiens teams and covered 17 of their record 24 Stanley Cups. Along the way, the journalist who was believed to be the longest-serving beat man covering the major North American leagues collected three National Newspaper Awards and thousands of tales, entertaining readers and often ennobling hockey.

    RIP Red.

    :habs
     
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    RIP to a true legend.
     
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    Amazing career, RIP
     
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    Red received his first "Shave" from Rocket Richard.......
     
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    Proof of my mortality once again. A legend lost god bless you red. you made my youth special way before the internet. You rest in peace and please let your family know your impact in printed press made us as children fall in love with this beautiful game.
     
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    He died 10 days after his wife of 61 years. Grew up reading him in the Montreal Star.
     
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    Almost became a journalist because of him. Hate the Habs, but man did that guy know how to write.
     
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    He may have been from montreal, but Hockey lost a legend.

    Best hockey writer I was lucky enough to read, and read often.

    RIP
     
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    His writing was exceptional, the one about Jean Beliveau when he died was one of the best sports journal I most likely get to read in my lifetime, nowadays journalists are trash.

    Lived a long, good life

    Godspeed Red
     
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    A legend from another era that continues to be a legend today. Rest in peace.
     
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    The best. The yard stick by which all others are measured (and fall criminally short most of the time). Never afraid to tell it like it is and publicly hold people accountable.
     
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    I just finished reading it, agree that it's a fair cut above anything you'll find on ESPN: Red Fisher: Jean Béliveau was a special man on and off the ice
     
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