From the reactions my timeline, Peter Maher is almost as beloved as Iginla in this town.
— Kent Wilson (@Kent_Wilson) April 29, 2014
In the spirit of waving farewell to an old friend, here’s a brief snippet of Twitter reactions to the long-time voice of the Flames Peter Maher announcing his retirement.
Should be an emotional day for the Hall of Famer, his fans and those who’ve had a chance to work with/around Peter Maher. #yeahbaby
— Ryan Leslie (@theryanleslie) April 29, 2014
Calgary’s sports media landscape going through major changes. Losing a couple legends. Longtime Flames voice Peter Maher retiring tomorrow.
— Brendan Parker (@GlobalParker) April 29, 2014
What can you say about Peter Maher? A real gentleman. A true pro. Kind. Informed. Respectful. Respected. Great pipes. End of an era.
— Scott Cruickshank (@CruickshankCH) April 29, 2014
— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) April 29, 2014
All these years covering the #Flames, it’s been an honour and a privilege to be able to call Peter Maher a friend. A true gentleman.
— Randy Sportak (@SUNRandySportak) April 29, 2014
I grew up listening to Peter Maher on radio. Loved covering road games where I could hear his call from my seat. He’s retiring tomorrow.
— Wes Gilbertson (@SUNGilbertson) April 29, 2014
Thanks Peter Maher for everything. Sneaking my radio under the covers to listen to late night Flames games is a cherished lifetime memory.
— Darren Haynes (@DarrenWHaynes) April 29, 2014
Plan to be at the Saddledome tomorrow morning to reminisce about the great career of Peter Maher #Retiringontop. Shared a lot of memories.
— Eric Duhatschek (@eduhatschek) April 29, 2014
I never thought I’d see the day where Lord Peter Maher would retire. His voice, to me, has always just been this separate entity
— The Book of Loob (@bookofloob) April 29, 2014
Started out on Flames beat in, ahem, 1984. Peter Maher and I go back a long way. I got old. Pete hasn’t.
— George Johnson (@GeorgejohnsonCH) April 29, 2014
Excited to get a call from Peter Maher today, but saddened to hear his news. But what a treat to work with such a great broadcaster. #yababy
— Bryn Griffiths (@BrynMightyMouth) April 29, 2014
Cannot say what it meant, as a young sports honk, to have the chance to interact with Peter Maher. Amazingly genuine guy. He’ll be missed
— Ryan Pike (@RyanNPike) April 29, 2014
Just got word long-time voice of the #NHLFlames, Peter Maher, is retiring. Easily one of the most lovely, kind men I worked with in Calgary.
— Megan Robinson (@RobinsonMegan) April 29, 2014