Thousands attend Rick Martin memorial
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Pulling out a cigar from one breast pocket and a can of beer from the other, Rene Robert looked up to the arena ceiling to deliver his French Connection linemate, Rick Martin, one last message.
"This is for you, my friend," Robert said Thursday, paying tribute to the former Buffalo Sabres star forward. "Rico used to say all the time that if you can't have a laugh, this life ain't worth living. So, he lived it to the fullest."
Martin's life was celebrated during an ...
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