October 21, 2021

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Joe Hardy’s death: fond memories of Joe Junai

Joe Hardy's death: fond memories of Joe Junai

Joe Junayu has fond memories of the two seasons he spent under Joe Hardy with Lewis-Lazon Foucans on the AAA College Circuit in 1985 and 1986.

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Hardy, who died Friday night of a heart attack at the age of 75, came to power in the Falcons two weeks after the start of the 1985 season, thanks to the head coach of management. “It was a great time, and we had a lot of fun,” Junayu said, adding that he played 828 NHL games and scored 572 points. “Joto was not the greatest technician of his time, it’s old school hockey. These are two different ways of coaching. Joe is a hockey freak and he never misses an NHL game with his big antenna. ”

Junai recalls a dinner at Hardy’s residence with some colleagues. “He has incredible stories,” 4 suggests optionE Boston Bruins round in 1988. “Even today, we laugh when we think of his stories. All the guys have great memories. ”

“He had a way of saying and used English expressions, which was the first for me,” Junayu continued. As a playmaker, the last thing I want to do is get rid of the puck. Joe always told us “Make sure“When we got to the blue line and the game was not available. He wanted to throw the puck back on the field. It turned out to be an internal joke. On Wednesday morning, we practiced very early in the morning on his antenna. “It’s very easy,” we said. “The best hockey players are the best pool players. “I’m not sure if he’s serious or if he’s making a joke.

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Junaiu had the opportunity to see Hardy again in the summer of 2020 during bike training on his way back from Fosambalt-sur-le-Lock. “We had a lot of fun and he told me a lot of stories,” he said. He also told me that he had heart problems two years ago and was able to get out of it. ”