In Memory of…
Publicly, (Emile) Francis always had your back as a player. But privately?
He had no trouble holding anybody to account. He was very straightforward and matter of fact. There was no politics in his world. It just is or it isn’t.
Mike Liut, former St. Louis Blues goalie on Emile “The Cat” Francis (Coach & GM) in 1980-81.
Francis passed away at age 95 on 2/19/22