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Jeanneret, MacGregor get nod from Hall of Fame; Fisher retires from Gazette

Jun 8, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

Buffalo Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret and Canadian hockey writer Roy MacGregor will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 12 as media honorees.

Jeanneret has been calling Sabres games since 1971, but instead of reading about him, just watch this instead:

McGregor, currently a columnist with the Globe and Mail, has won numerous awards for his newspaper and magazine writing, and is also an accomplished author.

So congratulations to Jeanneret and MacGregor.

Also congratulations to Red Fisher, the long-time (and we mean long-time) Canadiens chronicler with the Montreal Gazette. Fisher, 85, is retiring after a Hall-of-Fame career that started on March 17, 1955 – the day of the Rocket Richard riot.

  1. broadstbully33 - Jun 8, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    i live in buffalo but am a flyers fan displaced and i had to watch playoffs 2 years ago on mute because this guy has the most annoying voice

  2. quonce - Jun 8, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Stop. I call BS on the muted games.

    Jeaneret is great. Not Mike Emrick great, but nothing says Buffalo hockey like his elongated “Shuuuuaaaatttt!” (shot) and “Scoooooooooorrrrrrrrreeeee!”

    It not for everybody, but it is for Western New York. Him and Harry Neale make a absolutely great team. Sorry your Flyers are boring.
    Plus I smell bias stemming from the Lindros years anyway!

    -a western NY Devils fan (Emrick and Resch)

  3. Rick Keene - Jun 8, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    I’m very sorry, and this has nothing to do with me being a Hab’s fan. It is horrible that you mention those two guys ahead of Fisher. Priorities people ….

    • groess - Jun 9, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      Hey Red, don’t let the door hit your Habs-emblemed-tattooed ass on the way out. Sick of reading this guy’s drivel about the glory days. Enough already. Guess he got tired of waiting for them to return. Good move…they ain’t coming back anytime soon!

  4. buffalomafia - Jun 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Jeanerette is the greatest hockey announcer ever!

    The Flyers suck & have sh$tty goalies that choke in playoffs!

    Pat Kane scored a week goal on the Flyers goalie a few years ago to win Stanley Cup!

    By the way he is another Buffalo boy!

  5. broadstbully33 - Jun 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    and what has buffalo done? besides let you best players walk in FA and then waste a huge amount of money on lieno( were still laughing at you) the annouxer is annoying and biased. JJ is a true pro and calla the game true. was buffalo even in the playoffs. nope didnt they get beat by those awfull goalies last year in playoffs? you know where to find my house in boring buffalo it has the giant flyers flag outside

  6. dad95 - Jun 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM


  7. thedavesiknowiknow - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    I’ll take it one step further- Having been brought up on Jeanneret calling hockey games, and having heard a local play-by-play man from (just about) every market, I wouldn’t have anyone else calling games here. He’s starting to ease off games, and Kevin Sylvester seems comparable to every play-by-play man in the NHL- and he sucks. Good on the HOF for not waiting for him to retire or die before recognizing him.

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