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Talking Red Fisher As He Celebrates Turning 84

from Mike Boone of the Montreal Gazette,

If Red Fisher were writing this story about himself, it might start like this:

“Come with me now to the moments following Game 6 of the Stanley Cup conference semifinal. A guy was asked whether Jaroslav Halak’s 52-save performance was the best goaltending he’d seen in the playoffs ...”

The guy was Red Fisher. And everyone in the Bell Centre press box was asking the Living Legend of Sports Journalism to compare what we’d just seen to what he’s seen since 1955.

To deliver his authoritative assessments, WikiRed, the human hockey Google, plumbs the database in his head: about 6,000 game stories, 17 of the Canadiens’ 24 Stanley Cups, including five in his first five years on the beat, 26 Hall of Fame Habs.

You can watch hockey highlights on YouTube. You can read bulletins on Twitter. You can listen to sports talk radio.

But to contextualize the bleu-blanc-rouge, you have to read Red.

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