Henri Richard | The Canadian Guitar Forum

Henri Richard

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by JHarasym, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. JHarasym

    JHarasym Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Location:
    Burlington, ON
  2. marcos

    marcos Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    So sad to hear this. Condolences to all his fans and family.
     
  3. mhammer

    mhammer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    For many years, he owned a tavern on Park Avenue near Sherbrooke in Montreal, in the heart of the McGill student ghetto. Great big hockey stick as part of the neon sign outside. He could often be found on the premises. Sadly, neither the man or the tavern are there anymore.

    I'm happy to say they DO make'em like that these days, just not as often. Great career.
     
    marcos likes this.
  4. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Location:
    Brantford, Ontario
    Just winced in pain listening to the CBC massacre the pronunciation of his name (accent is on the second syllable and should have the soft SH not CH sound).

    Rocket Richard and the Pocket Rocket are legends.
     
  5. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Location:
    somewherein the 705 area code
    Alzheimer's took him out of the game.

    RIP

    TD
     
  6. marcos

    marcos Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    Yesterday the DJ on Chez 106 mentioned that he would be crossing over the bridge into Hull and sit besides his bronze statue. The only problem is that the statue is of Maurice (The Rocket) Richard lol
     
  7. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Southwestern Ontario
    Even with a life sentence as a somewhat fatalistic Leafs fan I can still appreciate The Pocket Rocket. Maybe it's my age, but his career seems to me to be in a league with few others. Howe, Hull, Keon, Richard...His smaller stature, like Cournoyer (and maybe Mikita) seemed to be an advantage somehow.
     
    marcos likes this.
  8. marcos

    marcos Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    Loyal to his club till the end !! Dont see that anymore.
     

Share This Page