By John Vogl
Rick Jeanneret is a Buffalo treasure, but he's more than that. He's a hockey icon, with the Hall of Fame resume to prove it.
So, as expected, the warm wishes have poured forth after the announcer released the news he has throat cancer. Here's a sampling.
Thoughts are with Rick Jeanneret. I hope everyone lets him know how much he is loved & that we believe in him in his fight against cancer.— Ryan Miller (@RyanMiller3039) July 2, 2014
Thoughts and good wishes to legendary Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret who was diagnosed with throat cancer. See you in the booth soon, RJ!— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) July 2, 2014
Thoughts are with good friend Rick Jeanneret as the Buffalo legend now fights throat cancer. Rick bleeds blue & gold, he'll win this fight!— Jay McKee (@JayMcKee74) July 2, 2014
Good luck to friend Rick Jeanneret in his battle with throat cancer. A walking Sabres history book, first-class human and broadcast legend.— Jeff Holbrook (@JeffAHolbrook) July 2, 2014
Our thoughts and well wishes are with #Sabres broadcasting legend Rick Jeanneret as he fights this battle.— NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 2, 2014
We extend encouragement and many positive thoughts to @BuffaloSabres legendary voice and long-time supporter of WNY wishes, Rick Jeanneret.— Make-A-Wish WNY (@makeawishwny) July 2, 2014
Get well wishes to Sabres' voice Rick Jeanneret. See you in the fall way upstairs where "Momma hides the cookies" in the broadcast booth!— Jim Jackson (@JimJPhilly) July 2, 2014
Thoughts are with our pal Rick Jeanneret (voice of the Sabres) who is battling throat cancer.— Dean Brown (@PxPOttawa) July 2, 2014
I don't know if anyone in WNY is as beloved as Rick Jeanneret. A special man #GetWellRJ— Jody Jackson (@Jody_Jackson) July 2, 2014
Saddened by Rick Jeanneret's diagnosis, but encouraged by his quotes of strength, courage and determination. #GetWellRJ— Dave Strader (@TheVoiceDS) July 2, 2014
Rick Jeanneret, lendário narrador do Buffalo Sabres, foi diagnosticado com um câncer na garganta. Um dos melhores no negócio. Get well soon!— Lucas Hanashiro (@LucasHanashiro) July 2, 2014
Thru all the excitement of free agency we can't forget those who embody the game. Our thoughts are with @ginodjick and Rick Jeanneret— NHL Alumni (@NHLAlumni) July 2, 2014
Legendary Buffalo Sabres broadcaster, Rick Jeanneret has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Our thoughts are with you Rick - get well soon.— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 2, 2014