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A Wonderful Look At Stan Fischler

from Cory Wright of the Ilanders' website,

Even at 86, Stan Fischler still leads the pack in the locker room after New York Islanders games.

With his microphone in hand, the white-haired reporter darts around the room, doing what he's always done - asking questions and breaking down the game with the players who played it. A large swarm of journnalists, cameras and recorders, follow from stall to stall.

Fischler asks the first question when the coach takes the podium, usually with his foot propped up on a chair and an inquisitive expression on his face. He's earned the first question after 60 years of writing and broadcasting hockey. He also happens to be the first onne in the interview room and the first to grab one of the two microphones.

Hockey players come and go, as do coaches, arenas and even jerseys. On Long Island, there's been at least one constant throughout the years - Stan Fischler's in-depth coverage.

"The Hockey Maven" was at the Islanders' first game in 1972 and joined the broadcasts in 1975, spending the next 43 years covering the team. He's always had a special connection to the Islanders - he boasts about having slept on the training tables at Nassau Coliseum - and has seen it all, from the 3-0 series comeback to four Stanley Cups, Bossy's 50-in-50 to John Tavares OT series-clincher.

But even for a hockey lifer, whose writing and broadcast career spans over 60 years, everything must come to an end. When the Islanders start up again next October, it'll be the first time since 1974 that Stan was not a part of the broadcast. 

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All The Best To Stan Fischler Who Is Retiring From TV

from Neil Best of Newsday,

Stan Fischler saw his first hockey game in 1939 and will see his next on Friday night when he covers the Islanders’ home game against the Canadiens for MSG Networks. But come the end of this season, he no longer will be a regular presence at New York-area NHL rinks.

The man known for decades as “The Hockey Maven” plans to announce before Friday night’s game his retirement from television to spend more time with his two sons and five grandchildren, who range in age from 9 to 15.

His eldest son, Ben, lives in Portland, Oregon. His youngest, Simon, lives in Israel. So commuting to the Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden will not be an option.

“I have more energy than I probably had 10, 15, 20 years ago,” Fischler said, but with his 86th birthday looming March 31 — the same birthday as Gordie Howe and Pavel Bure, he quickly noted — he decided to move on.

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40 Years Of Stan Fischler

from MSGNetworks,

On Tuesday, March 29, MSG Networks will dedicate the Islanders-Hurricanes telecast on MSG+ to legendary broadcaster Stan Fischler, who celebrates 40 years of New York Islanders coverage. Festivities get under way at 6:30 PM.

Celebrate this remarkable accomplishment below with a Stand-Up Stan joke board, a timeline of The Maven's achievements, classic pics and videos, and much more.

 

 

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100 Books & Counting For The Hockey Maven

By Tom Murray,

First of all, before I write another word, a confession:

Stan Fischler, aka “The Hockey Maven,” is an old and dear friend. I figured I’d better share that fact before diving into a review of his latest effort, “We Are The Rangers,” which represents a bit of a milestone in his publishing career: It is his 100th book.

It is of course a remarkable accomplishment, but then again maybe Stan truly had no choice: His birthday is March 31st, a date he shares with Gordie Howe, aka “Mr. Hockey.”

Mr. Hockey and The Hockey Maven, both destined from birth to accomplish remarkable hockey feats--one on the ice, the other off it. Although Stan will be the first one to say he was always a pretty good skater too.

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The Maven With His Hockey Tricks & Treats

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S(t)anta Comes With Gifts

Who knew the Maven could sing?

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If Anyone Has Seen The Evolution Of The Goalie Mask…

... it is the Maven.

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Cherry Talks Hockey

Don Cherry did a phone interview with Stan Fischler and Al Trautwig, talking about numerous NHL topics.

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A Proud Day

from Stan Fischler at MSG Network,

Ever since I began working for the Rangers in 1954, I have felt a need to promote the game. I remember as a kid, writing a letter to the New York Times Sunday Magazine, pointing out that hockey was the best of all sports because it embodied more skill than any other. The letter made print, and I felt so proud, not merely because of seeing my byline, but rather because I said something good about the sport I loved.

Similarly, sharing the spotlight with the likes of Cammi Granato, Brian Leetch and John Halligan was extraordinarily special for me.

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