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by Paul on 11/05/09 at 01:12 PM ET
from Lynn Henning of the Detroit News,
In his broadcaster’s version of a world he relishes, Budd Lynch has been on the power play for 65 years. Not the penalty box, mind you, which is what one might figure would be the disposition of a man who left his right shoulder and arm on a tract of land in France in 1944, a few hours after a three-inch German rocket bored through him.
“My mother always had an Irish philosophy in life,” Lynch was saying over lunch last week.
“It’s a pleasure to grow old.
“Many are denied the privilege.”
So, there we have it, one man’s credo for happiness that he will again celebrate tonight at Joe Louis Arena as a big crowd, with Budd Lynch bobblehead dolls in hand, toasts a 92-year-old hockey icon whose life has been as resonant as his voice. Not coincidentally, it will be the 60th anniversary of the first Red Wings telecast that had as its play-by-play announcer one Budd Lynch.
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