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Emotions never got best of Fletcher

Updated: November 5, 2004, 1:05 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

Among the hockey lessons Cliff Fletcher holds dear almost 50 years into his professional hockey odyssey is that emotional decisions often beget disastrous results.

It is curious then that the longtime general manager and builder of contenders, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the builders' category with the class of 2004, is remembered with such profound emotion by those who have worked alongside him.

"He's just a great human being," said Al Coates, the first Calgary-based ...

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