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RIP John Halligan, NHL PR man extraordinaire

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by maberger, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. maberger

    maberger Member


    like frank, i sold my first ever hockey piece to John. But long before that, he gave me the opportunity to make my way -- opening the door for me as he had done for many others.

    if ever there was anyone who would ask his passing be a celebration of life, it would be john.
  2. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Sad to hear this. John was one of those people who was an ambassador for hockey when the sport was less than mainstream in the lower 48.

    Like Stan Fischler and Marv Albert, he was part of the hockey landscape in NY. He and his wife would often take visiting writers out after games and show them the town.

    Condolences to John's family and friends.
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I'm also sad to hear this. John was a wonderful guy, not to mention a tireless hockey promoter and historian. RIP.
  4. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    RIP. Sounds like he was a great guy, and a wonderful ambassador for the sport.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    PR man extraordinaire doesn't come close to describing the extraordinary person that John was.

    RIP to a true gentleman
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

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