St. Louis is in Montreal tonight to meet the Canadiens, the same day “The Old Professor,” Ron Caron, passes on. He was 82.
Mr. Caron worked alongside Sam Pollock as their Montreal Canadiens won six Stanley Cups in the 1970’s, and in the early 1980’s became general manager of the St. Louis Blues, where he pulled strings for 10 years and rebuilt a struggling franchise by bringing in young players such as Doug Gilmour, Brett Hall and Adam Oates.
He was an old-school hockey man, excitable and passionate, who had bled bleu, blanc, et rouge, learned in the mecca of hockey, and then like so many others, set out to tackle other hockey challenges.
RIP Mr. Caron