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Peter Maher Hanging Up His Microphone

from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,

Peter Maher, who served as host of the radio broadcasts the first season the Flames were in Calgary and moved behind the microphone the next campaign, will announce his retirement Tuesday morning.

A news conference has been called for 10 a.m. at the Saddledome.

It’s indeed the end of an era. The hall of fame lauded broadcaster whose other trademark phrase, “You can put it in the win column” was the parting words after every victory, including the 1989 Stanley Cup title run and trips to the Final in both 1986 and 2004.

Through all those years, Maher’s talents while calling games – always ensuring he showed respect to goals scored by opposing teams – made him as much a part of the city’s fabric as the players themselves.

read on and watch one of Maher's signature calls below...

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Iggy_Rules's avatar

Nice pick, Paul! I think the original “yeah, baby!” Was the 1989 cup winner, but I don’t expect that to be available online. 2004 was still a pretty magical run, in my mind anyway.

Peter is a fantastic game caller and he certainly will be missed. Thanks Peter, hope you enjoy retirement!

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 04/29/14 at 09:22 AM ET

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