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Classic Kelley on the airwaves

Nashville Predators announcer Pete Weber, the longtime former Buffalo radio/TV voice, sent along some audio of the late Jim Kelley from their old show "This Week in Hockey" that aired on WGR during the 1988-89 season. Some classic Kelley insight on the Sabres and NHL issues of the day.

We'll be paying final respects to Kelley at his funeral today in South Buffalo. A giant in the hockey world and in the century-plus history of The Buffalo News.

Here's the topics and the clips:

---Mike Harrington

A caller wins a prize

The team calendar jinx

On linesman Ron Asselstine's use of force on a fan.

On Grant Fuhr being on the move.

On NHL commissioner John Ziegler's stance on fighting.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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