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Barry Melrose takes his mullet from Bristol to Florida

I admit it. I'm a sucker for Barry Melrose. The guy did all he could to make hockey fans forget ESPN doesn't carry the sport anymore. It wasn't enough. But like I said, he tried.

Here is the Bristol Stompers' tribute to Mullet Man.

(About 12 seconds in is a clip of Barry sitting next to Bob McKenzie, the guy who in 1982 offered me a job as assistant editor of The Hockey News, only to snatch it away just because I am an American citizen, thus depriving me of a bucolic life covering hockey in Toronto and sentencing me to become a middle-aged shut-in listening to New York sports talk radio in a suburban basement all day. But this isn't about me. Good luck, Mr. Melrose.)

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