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Sabretip 11-10-2012 11:07 AM

Jeanneret set to enter HHoF on Monday
 
At least one highlight to look forward to in what otherwise has been a depressing and miserable fall for Sabres and hockey fans:

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Rick Jeanneret appreciated the attempts to honor him through the years, but the Buffalo Sabres’ legendary announcer told everyone they’d have to wait. He had no desire to enter any halls of fame while he was still working in the broadcast booth.

That policy changed last year. He and Michael Gilbert, the Sabres’ vice president of public and community relations, had a talk about Jeanneret’s close relationship with his mother, Kay. The 92-year-old is unquestionably the announcer’s biggest fan. He realized how much it would mean to her to see her son honored, and he knew how much it would mean to him to have her be part of the festivities.

So after watching Jeanneret get inducted into the Sabres’ Hall of Fame, the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the last year, Kay will accompany her son to Toronto on Monday for the biggest honor yet – a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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On Monday, Jeanneret will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, awarded annually by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association. The honorees are recognized with a plaque in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs...ORTS/121119924

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Jeanneret only gets four minutes to speak on Monday, but he’s been speaking to Buffalo Sabres fans since 1971.
http://wgr550.com/Sabres-Jeanneret-a...e-hon/14751090

I can only imagine RJ has mixed emotions at the moment - savoring the honor and what it means to his mom while at the same time missing hockey just like all of the fans.

Hopefully, NHL Network televises the ceremonies like in the past

BUCKSHOT 11-10-2012 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Sabretip (Post 55665983)
At least one highlight to look forward to in what otherwise has been a depressing and miserable fall for Sabres and hockey fans:





http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs...ORTS/121119924



http://wgr550.com/Sabres-Jeanneret-a...e-hon/14751090

I can only imagine RJ has mixed emotions at the moment - savoring the honor and what it means to his mom while at the same time missing hockey just like all of the fans.

Hopefully, NHL Network televises the ceremonies like in the past

on the NHL Network Monday at 7:30

LaxSabre 11-11-2012 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by BUCKSHOT (Post 55676537)
on the NHL Network Monday at 7:30

Guess NHL Network-United States changed their mind. Earlier this week they planned on showing the 2012 Subways Series - OHL vs Russia game LIVE at 7:00 pm ET with the HOF Ceremony being taped delay at 10:00 pm ET. Now the HOF Ceremony will be LIVE - 7:30 pm ET-9:00 pm ET with the hockey game being shown - tape delayed - 9:00 pm ET-12:00 am ET.

Kudos for NHL Network-United States for showing this LIVE - however BOO to them as it looks like your going to have to watch/record it LIVE as according to their schedule, it looks like they are not replaying it any time soon.

For you Canadian fans of RJ - TSN2 will be showing the HOF Ceremony LIVE - 7:30 pm ET-9:00 pm ET.

Sabretip 11-18-2012 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by LaxSabre (Post 55684137)
Guess NHL Network-United States changed their mind. Earlier this week they planned on showing the 2012 Subways Series - OHL vs Russia game LIVE at 7:00 pm ET with the HOF Ceremony being taped delay at 10:00 pm ET. Now the HOF Ceremony will be LIVE - 7:30 pm ET-9:00 pm ET with the hockey game being shown - tape delayed - 9:00 pm ET-12:00 am ET.

Kudos for NHL Network-United States for showing this LIVE - however BOO to them as it looks like your going to have to watch/record it LIVE as according to their schedule, it looks like they are not replaying it any time soon.

For you Canadian fans of RJ - TSN2 will be showing the HOF Ceremony LIVE - 7:30 pm ET-9:00 pm ET.

NHLN aired the full ceremony - and while most of the 1:30 telecast was devoted to the 4 player inductees, they did show RJ's speech and highlights from his and Roy McGregor's career. Bettman and TSN's James Duthie gave some props to him as well. I think the Media honorees were presented their jackets earlier in the day than the 4 players, which is why the telecast didn't show that part live.

Sabretip 11-18-2012 11:46 AM

Clouds of speculation around when RJ calls it quits have been in the air for years but this recent article makes it sound more ominous:

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"If they're not playing, there's not much you can do," sighed Jeanneret. "But overall it's been a wonderful career.

"I'm making it sound like it's over ... I guess it is over if they don't hurry up and start playing again."

Jeanneret doesn't know how much longer he'll be calling it like he sees it, only that 2012-13 was likely going to be his last full season before down-sizing his workload. Now, there probably wonąt be a season at all.

If there was ever a time to scream "Mayday!, Mayday!" this is it.

"After this year I don't know what's going to happen," he said. "I think (I'll be back), but I don't know that it will be a full schedule. I guess we'll have to wait and see, play it by ear.
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Planning around the NHL is a fool's game lately. Nobody, not players, owners, fans, advertisers or Hall of Fame broadcasters, knows where this league is going, but even if they do start up again, it's probably too late to save the game itself. Jeanneret knows from experience that if the NHL tries to cram in 50 or 60 games, it'll turn into an exhaustive assembly line of mediocrity.

"I went through the lockout in '94-95 with the truncated 48 game schedule and that wasn't pretty, I can remember that. We went from airport to arena to hotel to airport to arena to hotel. That's basically all you did for 48 games. It just wasn't very good hockey, either. Guys were just too tired."

And for what? That's the part that bothers everyone the most, that this is a simple matter of dividing a pile of money in half.
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL...-20363046.html


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