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#1 X. Benedict

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:35 PM

RJ has been so much a part of my life......a soundtrack for most of it.
Congrats on his trip to Toronto and a little piece of frozen immortality.

http://wgr550.com/Re...-Bound/13386106

I'm not sure if I have a right to be, but part of me is swelling with pride for him.

Edited by X. Benedict, 08 June 2012 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:48 PM

Well deserved.  Congrats RJ!  So many great memories.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:52 PM

Cool!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:55 PM

F'N Fantastic!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:17 PM

It's about time!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:41 PM

Great news. I know his playcalling ("SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRES") rubs some people the wrong way, but in my limited experience, there is none better in the league at actually calling the play-by-play.

Congratulations, Rick :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

After Bert, he may be the greatest Sabre of all-time

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

View PostJujuFish, on 08 June 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:

Great news. I know his playcalling ("SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRES") rubs some people the wrong way, but in my limited experience, there is none better in the league at actually calling the play-by-play.

Congratulations, Rick :thumbsup:

I've also never heard any other announcer know the other teams as well as he does.  Most of the time the other feeds just call out a players number unless it's 1 of 5 or 6 players.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:22 PM

I hope his mom does the induction speech. She's a firecracker.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:50 PM

View PostROC Sabres, on 08 June 2012 - 02:56 PM, said:

I've also never heard any other announcer know the other teams as well as he does.  Most of the time the other feeds just call out a players number unless it's 1 of 5 or 6 players.

He does have a way for invention the pronunciation of one player per team that I get a kick out of.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

He finally joins Ted Darling in the HoF (Foster Hewitt Memorial Award Winner in '94).

The other Buffalo media 'members' of the HoF are Charlie Barton ('84), Dick Johnston ('86), and my favorite hockey writer of all time - Jim Kelley ('04) who all won the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award.

What's that say about your hockey team when there are nearly as many media members of the HoF as actual players?  (5 to 8, and 3 of those 8, I would NEVER consider to be 'Sabre HoFers' - Dick Duff, Clark Gillies, and Doug Gilmour and a couple of others definitely had their best days elsewhere.)

We'll need Hasek to get in soon just to get the ratio to reasonable.

EDIT: D*mn, nearly forgot, :doh: CONGRATULATIONS RJ - You deserve it, you've earned it.  It's no longer Houda Man? - Doug da man.  You are defintiely DA MAN.  Thank you for all the years of calling the games.  :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:

Here's to many more. :beer: :beer: :beer:

Edited by Taro T, 08 June 2012 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:31 PM

I still remember breaking down in my truck listening to the RJ tribute on the radio before a game last season. Just like thousands of other Buffalonians, his voice has been an integral part of my life, and was the backdrop to quite a few emotional moments.

He deserves it.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:35 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 08 June 2012 - 04:31 PM, said:

I still remember breaking down in my truck listening to the RJ tribute on the radio before a game last season. Just like thousands of other Buffalonians, his voice has been an integral part of my life, and was the backdrop to quite a few emotional moments.

He deserves it.
That was one of the handful of games I got to last year.  It was a good tribute.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

Well deserved if for nothing other than longevity..

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:53 PM

Just hearing his calls in my mind gives me chills...specifically the goals in OT against Ottawa and Carolina...

Simply magical. Probably the only part of this team I will tell my grandkids about.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:01 PM

He's just the best.  I would probably not be as big of a Sabres fan without him.  Growing up when not all of the games were on TV, I listened to RJ on countless radio games.  He always painted such a vivid picture of the game.  My friends and I quote him all the time watching games, he is part of the fabric of our hockey experience.
I want so badly for him see the Sabres skate the Cup.

Congrats RJ, you are so very deserving!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:34 PM

Way to go RJ!

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:32 AM

View Postshrader, on 08 June 2012 - 03:50 PM, said:

He does have a way for invention the pronunciation of one player per team that I get a kick out of.
I've always wondered if that was intentional or not myself but I know what you mean.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:54 AM

A few times a year I watch the sabres rangers full game 5 just for the memory. Not only was that probably the most exciting, fast paced game from start to finish, but RJ was a classic that game. Whenever I'm amidst a conversation and someone uses the words "who else?" I can't help but shout "who else, who else!" in my Jeanneret voice.


Edited by OverPowerYou, 09 June 2012 - 07:57 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:37 AM

such a class act, and such a talent.

Vogl's write-up notes that RJ still refers to Darling as "the voice of the Buffalo Sabres."

RJ is a prince.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:32 PM

Tap of the hockey stick to RJ for his selection to the HHOF.....

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:48 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 08 June 2012 - 04:31 PM, said:

I still remember breaking down in my truck listening to the RJ tribute on the radio before a game last season. Just like thousands of other Buffalonians, his voice has been an integral part of my life, and was the backdrop to quite a few emotional moments.

He deserves it.

I totally agree and it was one of the best parts of last season.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:48 PM

View PostX. Benedict, on 08 June 2012 - 01:35 PM, said:

RJ has been so much a part of my life......a soundtrack for most of it.
Congrats on his trip to Toronto and a little piece of frozen immortality.

http://wgr550.com/Re...-Bound/13386106

I'm not sure if I have a right to be, but part of me is swelling with pride for him.
Long overdue. This book should have been checked back into the HHOF library a long time ago.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

He'll be doing every game this year!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

RJ will call ALL of the games this next season!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:16 AM

View Postspndnchz, on 27 June 2012 - 09:09 AM, said:

He'll be doing every game this year!

View Postnobody, on 27 June 2012 - 09:09 AM, said:

RJ will call ALL of the games this next season!

Win and win.  Fantastic news!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:20 AM

Article now on Sabres site.

http://sabres.nhl.co...vid=DL|BUF|home

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:24 AM

View Postnobody, on 27 June 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

Article now on Sabres site.

http://sabres.nhl.co...vid=DL|BUF|home

And it isn't even Friday ... F'N Fantastic news.

Oh well, the AWESOME thread will have to do!!  In the interest of server space conservation, please consider this post copied to the AWESOME thread.

Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 27 June 2012 - 09:25 AM.


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:28 AM

View PostTaro T, on 08 June 2012 - 04:26 PM, said:

He finally joins Ted Darling in the HoF (Foster Hewitt Memorial Award Winner in '94).

The other Buffalo media 'members' of the HoF are Charlie Barton ('84), Dick Johnston ('86), and my favorite hockey writer of all time - Jim Kelley ('04) who all won the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award.

What's that say about your hockey team when there are nearly as many media members of the HoF as actual players?  (5 to 8, and 3 of those 8, I would NEVER consider to be 'Sabre HoFers' - Dick Duff, Clark Gillies, and Doug Gilmour and a couple of others definitely had their best days elsewhere.)

We'll need Hasek to get in soon just to get the ratio to reasonable.

EDIT: D*mn, nearly forgot, :doh: CONGRATULATIONS RJ - You deserve it, you've earned it.  It's no longer Houda Man? - Doug da man.  You are defintiely DA MAN.  Thank you for all the years of calling the games.  :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:

Here's to many more. :beer: :beer: :beer:

Don't be silly, that would require him to retire. He just won't stop. (I add Hasek is my all time favourite player).

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:45 PM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 08 June 2012 - 03:22 PM, said:

I hope his mom does the induction speech. She's a firecracker.

It's weird that she still hides cookies.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:12 PM

Boy, calling every game? His health must have improved or something. Just a year or so ago we were expecting him to retire because he was getting tired.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:46 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 27 June 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:

Boy, calling every game? His health must have improved or something. Just a year or so ago we were expecting him to retire because he was getting tired.
I suspect its a bit more complicated than that...

I'm thinking Pegula and company went 6 million dollar man on RJ

He's more machine, than man now...

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:48 PM

View PostBuffaloSoldier2010, on 27 June 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

I suspect its a bit more complicated than that...

I'm thinking Pegula and company went 6 million dollar man on RJ

He's more machine, than man now...

I've been saying it for years... He must be turned into a cyborg. It's the only way to keep us going.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

He made a comment about as long as he can walk up the stairs to the booth.  I hope that Terry will install an elevator when needed.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:08 PM

View Postnobody, on 27 June 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

He made a comment about as long as he can walk up the stairs to the booth.  I hope that Terry will install an elevator when needed.
took a tour in april, and funny enough, there is actually an elevator already.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:19 PM

View PostBuffaloSoldier2010, on 27 June 2012 - 03:08 PM, said:

took a tour in april, and funny enough, there is actually an elevator already.

Good to know!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:48 PM

Rick just seems to be messing with us at this point.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 27 June 2012 - 03:48 PM, said:

Rick just seems to be messing with us at this point.

Can it be ...

EDIT:  I missed you and you took your sabbatical long before I joined.  Welcome back and I really hope you stick around.

Post a lot, I can't stand the fact that Shrader is top poster of all time ... :P .

Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 27 June 2012 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:55 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 27 June 2012 - 03:49 PM, said:

Can it be ...


How can it be?  :)


Welcome back PA!  Hope you don't get banned anytime soon!

Edited by nobody, 27 June 2012 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:10 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 27 June 2012 - 03:48 PM, said:

Rick just seems to be messing with us at this point.

Stick around for more than just a hit-and-run post.