There was Andrew Miller Jersey more than a decade in which hockey's championship seemed to follow Jimmy Roberts, a versatile player who was on five Stanley Cup winners with the Canadiens.From 1965 through 1977, Roberts reached the finals eight times. The other three finals were with the Blues, who made Roberts their first pick in the 1967 expansion draft.MORE: | Roberts was scheduled to be at the Blues game Saturday night to drop a ceremonial puck and again enjoy the adulation of St. Louis fans. It will be Hockey Fights Cancer Night.Roberts will be there in spirit only. He died Friday, Blues officials said, of cancer. He was 75.With a sad heart we ask all to keep Jimmy Roberts family in their prayers. They don't make them like that anymore. An original in many ways Blues Alumni (@bluesalumni) Jimmy he was a first-name kind of guy "was instrumental in building the foundation of Blues hockey as a player and upholding its tradition as an alumnus," the Blues said in a release. "His tirele s contributions to St. Louis, the Blues and the Drew Robinson Jersey game of hockey as a whole will forever live as an example for future generations to follow."Hockey needs players like Roberts, who was never a great talent. He got jobs done, a heart-and-soul player who did the dirty work in the corners and Willie McGee Jersey stuck to opponents' best players like glue. He could play forward or defenseman.In the 1970 Stanley Cup finals, he stayed close enough to Bruins great Bobby Orr to know Orr was chewing Juicy Fruit gum, or so the legend goes.Jimmy Roberts was a straight-shooting coach, an old-style tell it like it really is guy, and very good player for long time. Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) Journeyman Jimmy Roberts appeared in 1,006 NHL games and had 126 goals. He never had more than 14 in his 14 seasons.Roberts would transition into coaching, including a season as Sabres coach, several in the AHL and interim stints with the Whalers and Blues. He was a long-time a sistant on Joel Quenneville's Blues staff, as well as a sisting with the Sabres and Penguins.Our sympathies to the Dexter Fowler Jersey family and friends of former Penguins a sistant coach, Jimmy Roberts. Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) With the sad pa sing of Jimmy Roberts today, we look back on BarDown Tales: The Adventures of Jimmy Roberts. BarDown (@BarDown) It was a long a sociation with Scotty Bowman that most benefitted Roberts' playing career. As Bowman rose through the coaching ranks with Whitey Herzog Jersey the Canadiens, Roberts followed. When Bowman was added to the Blues staff, Roberts followed. And Bowman brought Roberts back to Montreal for his final three Cup seasons as the old hand on a team transitioning from one dynasty to another."You could make the case in those years with the Blues, with all the things he did, playing defense and forward, killing penalties and everything," Bowman said, "he was our most valuable player."Our thoughts go out to Jimmy Roberts' wife, Judy, and their two daughters. #HockeyFightsCancer (@StLouisBlues)