Sad news to report: the Professor, former Blues GM Ron Caron, has passed away. #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) January 10, 2012
Ron Caron was the man who brought Brett Hull to town and sent Cliff Ronning packing. He was the architect of the pre-Keenan Blues that never missed the playoffs and always seemed entertaining to watch. Clever, engaging, flamboyant, bombastic . . . he made growing up a Blues fan a pure joy. Funny that the Blues are playing the Habs tonight, as before he became GM of the Blues, he was an Assistant GM in Montreal. And he always had "meat on zee burner". RIP, Ron. I'm sure more will be up on this later.