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via the Chicago Daily-Herald,
It is with deep regret and sadness that we share the news that one of our longtime colleagues, Tim Sassone, passed away this morning after an extended illness. Tim was a fighter to the very end. He battled back from a stroke in 2012 to resume his full-time duties later that year after a remarkable recovery before being hospitalized on Monday. Tim leaves behind his wife, Christine, and their two children, Ali and Andy. Tim was 58.
Tim joined the Daily Herald in 1984 and worked on the Sports Copy Desk before starting the Blackhawks beat in 1988. He was a finalist in this year’s Peter Lisagor contest for sports writing, and is a previous Lisagor winner. He was a Top 10 national finalist for game reporting in the APSE 2010 contest, and a key contributor in the sports section winning national honors from APSE seven times throughout his career. In 2007 he was nominated as a media finalist for Hockey Hall of Fame Award, and he was inducted into the Northern Star Hall of Fame in 2013. Last season, the Chicago Blackhawks honored him at a game by presenting him with a No. 25 jersey for his 25 years of covering the team.
After the Montreal/Toronto game last night, Ron MacLean and Don Cherry had some extended time to talk. Some of the topics were the Leafs, Dave Keon and the the broken skate blade issue.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean opened Coach's Corner with a little talk about the first period of Habs/Leafs.
Next up was the Carlyle/Reimer talk then the hit on Paul Ranger.
Cherry then pointed out the play Kyle Quincey made against the Penguins on Thursday and said the play will get the Wings in the playoffs.
Some OHL talk was next then Cherry called out the "guy" who was cheering up against the glass and fell back when a hit was made on the glass.
The Hotstove panel discussed prospects, including NCAA free agents, P.K. Subban's next contract and the same with Ryan Miller.
Also discussed was will Paul Maurice return to coach next season in Winnipeg and the possibility of Ron Francis taking over for Jimmy Rutherford in Carolina.
Toronto/Montreal and Carolina/Winnipeg...
A behind the scenes look at the broadcast control room at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Paul Bissonnette of the Phoenix Coyotes joined Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey of HNIC for just over 8 minutes of hockey and non-hockey talk...
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean touched on a few topics, including the death of Terry Trafford.
Mr. Cherry also sporting a bit of green tonight.
Ottawa vs. Montreal.
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