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Reay, 86, dies from liver cancer

Updated: September 24, 2004, 5:51 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Billy Reay, who played on two Stanley Cup champions with Montreal and became the winningest coach in Chicago Blackhawks' history, died at 86.

Reay died of liver cancer in Madison, Wis., on Thursday, Blackhawks spokesman Jim DeMaria said.

Reay became the Blackhawks' coach in 1963 after coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs for two seasons in the late 1950s. Over the next 14 seasons, his record was 516-335-161. His 516 wins is nearly three times as many as the next ...

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