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Rick Jeanneret: The Spirit of the Buffalo Sabres

Published by on May 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Buffalo Sabres' organization seems to have a knack for being the “longest tenured.” They have the longest tenured coach and the longest tenured GM.

Until their split at the end of the 2007-08 season, they had the longest tenured relationship with their AHL affiliate, a 29 year relationship with the Rochester Americans.

A little known fact, but certainly just as important, is that the longest tenured radio play-by-play commentator, Rick Jeanneret, called every Sabres game since their second season—an amazing string dating back to October 1971.

The St. Catharines native should be recognized for his contribution to the popularity of the Sabres, as much as any player in their history. Hi...

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