Check out this article on the Buffalo News for the hometown take on Friday’s Hockey Hall of Fame announcement.
The Hockey Hall of Fame announced yesterday that Buffalo Sabre’s longtime broadcaster Rick Jeanneret will be taking his formal place in hockey history. This is a great day for the Sabre’s organization and the people of Western New York, who have been struggling with a “just not quite there yet” hockey team over the past few years. RJ is well known in Buffalo, and this is no soft announcement for sports fans here. This matters to people.
I am not a native of Buffalo, although I watch most games on MSG and RJ really is one of the best in the business. It is difficult to talk constantly for an entire hockey game without breaks. It is even more difficult to do it with the style, class, and consistency that RJ brings to the game every night. He is one of our ambassadors for the game, and it will be something to see inside The Center, when this gets announced at the first home game of the 2012-2013 season.
Congratulations Rick! As my west coast friends would say…Keep on keepin’ on.