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#21 Zamode

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Posted 22 June 2003 - 07:26 PM

Did Bobby Clarke really say, after letting Neilson go -

"We didn't tell Roger to get cancer." ?????


Was he really that stupid and insensitive?

He fits in well with the rest of the organization then.
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#22 RiotActer

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Posted 22 June 2003 - 07:36 PM

Such sad news. He was a wonderful human being and a great coach.

He faced his illness with courage, kept a good sense of humor, held his head high and kept close to faith.

Rest In Peace Roger
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#23 eldon

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Posted 23 June 2003 - 07:56 AM

Roger was always classy. (compared to Colon Campbell who enjoyed trashing the state of NJ when he coached nyr, even though he was too stupid to realize that a lot of ranger fans lived there.).
I also remember he was fired from the Rangers on my birthday, 1/4/93, & that night Devils played at MSG. I think because him & messier disagreed on direction.
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Posted 23 June 2003 - 10:40 AM

I can only hope that when my time comes I can meet it with the dignity and spirit that Roger showed throughout his ordeal.

A final ovation for a truely great Hockey man and person.
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George Martin and Son should be shot for what they did to The Beatles.

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