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March 18, 2011
My dad used to play darts with Rick Martin. And although I never did meet "the man" my dad spoke so highly of, Mr. Martin will be sadly missed. My heart and prayers go out to the entire Martin family. They are now playing darts again in heaven.
March 18, 2011
Rick's passing makes me think of how much I miss those early days, such a huge part of my young life. From watching him as a kid, to meeting him, to ultimately playing some golf and having a beer with Mr. Martin, he was so much of what a real person, an honest sports celebrity, should be. I'm probably being selfish thinking about how I feel, how I miss those days, when it is his family that really matters now. But what a tribute to a person who touched so many, that we may feel that same way. Goodbye Rico, you were like a close friend to lots of us, even though you didn't know us. And thank you for the great hockey player and even better person that you were. God Bless.
March 18, 2011
Richard Martin is my all-time favourite hockey player. I was fortunate to see almost every game he played in Vancouver, including the ’77 All Star game, in which he was named MVP. I met him once after a game in Vancouver, January 17, 1975. I was 12, I had made a gift for him, he signed an autograph for me and gave me his game stick…which I still have. When he was traded to LA, it never seemed right to me. When he retired early, I felt badly for him and all the fans…and now to learn of his passing, I am shocked and saddened. It has been wonderful, yet not surprising, for me to read of what a wonderful person and role model he continued to be after his playing days were over. He has given so much to so many for so long. My condolences, prayers and thoughts to the entire Martin family, his friends and fans. Richard Martin is a true legend who will be missed.
March 18, 2011
Wow,way to soon.I remember going to the sabre games and watching in awe how fast you could skate,then stop like it was nothing.Then that slap shot, BOOM what a rocket.Rest in piece and will be praying for your family
March 17, 2011
I remember going to the Flyers games when they played the Sabres just to see Rico and the LCB line. A Gentleman all the Way. He will be missed but the great memories will live on forever. Rest in Peace.
March 17, 2011
I often go to lunch at a local restaurant where Rico visited often. He always was so friendly. He always asked "what's the soup"? He shared conversation with us "regulars" though he was one of us. No one asked for an autograph. He told jokes. and we laughed. But we talked. I had knee surgery and he always asked. . "how is your knee doing? ". When the door opened this week we all look. .. expecting to see Rico with his leather jacket on. . .but we know he is with us. . and we will meet again. Rico. .. we at p's miss you.
March 17, 2011
I have lost a childhood hero. Rick and The Connection electrified the Aud everytime they skated up ice. I can still hear Ted Darling shouting his name so many times. He was always a Sabre. Thank you for such wonderful memories. Condolences to the entire Martin family.
March 17, 2011
I never will forget walking through Memorial Aud after a Sabres game hoping for a glimpse of my "heartthrob" Rick. Then down the aisle he came, I could hardly believe my eyes seeing that wonderful smile. My heart was pounding so hard I could hardly talk. He shook my hand and my husband and I talked with him for several minutes. What a genuinely nice guy. Several years later I had the privilege to meet him again when he (as a co-sponsor of our baseball team) came to one of our baseball games. This time I got his autograph and it is even more treasured now. We were so sad to hear of his passing. Rick, I know you are skating around the angels up there in heaven. I hope that can only give your family some peace during this awful time in their lives.
March 17, 2011
Wow..How strange... Norm died in Dec 2010 at 59... ( #9) can't believe you passed away at the same age...way too young. We had some really fun crazy times back in 73..74...Not only with Hockey...but fishing, the trip to Augusta ..lots of golf..and your condo in Boca West!!! RIP...
March 17, 2011
When Terry Pagula bought the Sabres and the French Connection met him on the ice, I was so excited that I froze the frame and took pictures of the TV screen to add to my scrapbook! You see, when I was in high school, we used to rush over to Holiday Twin Rinks after school (maybe even skipping a class or two!) to watch our beloved Sabres practice and perhaps get a picture or an autograph. Rick was always obliging to his fans, even stopping for a picture when someone called his name. I still have that scrapbook and with a very heavy heart, I will be adding that last picture of the French Connection to it. My deepest sympathies go out to my childhood hero's family.

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