The worst part about this was in Phily i had to watch a video on the news of Bob Clarke talk about how they were such good friends when he fired the guy when he came down with cancer. Roger was a unique man who truly was an inovater in the sport of hockey as far as coaching goes. I bet hes riding his bike around in heaven right now.
Over 1450 posts and still never a Wiener of the Day!
Oliva: You are the weakest link! Goodbye!
Stewie: Ahahaha. Oh God, that's funny. That's really funny. You write your own material? Do you? Because that is so fresh. 'You are the weakest link. Goodbye!' You know I've never heard anyone make that joke before. You're the first. I've never heard anyone reference that outside program before. Because that's what she says on the show, right? Hmmm? 'You are the weakest link. Goodbye!' And ye...ye..yet you've taken it and....and used it out of context to insult me in this everyday situation. What a clever, smart girl you must be. To come up with a joke like that all by yourself. Mmmmm...that's so fresh too. Any Titanic jokes you want to throw at me as long as we're hitting these phenomena at the height of their popularity. Mmmm? Cuz i'm here God you're so funny!
Truly a great hockey man. More importantly, he seems to have been a great man in his own right: in all of my years of following hockey I've never heard anyone comment adversely on his integrity or intelligence.
My greatest memory of Roger will always be his raising of the white towel in game 2 of the Canucks-'Hawks series in 1982. The team and city rallied around that single act and drove into the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in the club's history. (Of course they were swept 4-0 by the Islanders, then in mid-dynasty, but it was a great time for Canucks fans anyway)
"It takes a whole lotta whiskey to make these nightmares go away" -- Tom Waits, Blue Valentine
Hockey lost a great man, one that will never be replaced.
"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon. Need I say more?"
Claude Lemieux is one of those guys who brings "intangibles." Most people just think he's good at getting both his team and the opponent good and riled up (see Draper, Kris and Red Wings, Detroit). But he's 7th all-time in playoff scoring....