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Budd Lynch does a great job with the highlights of the Final between Montreal and Detroit. Stars from both sides and Curty Gowdy too.
Go way back (even before my time) and enjoy some old time hockey and even some back and forth talk about the handshake after the Wings won the Cup.
NEW YORK (October 9, 2012) -- National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today released the following statement regarding the passing of long-time Detroit Red Wings publicist, broadcaster and public address announcer Budd Lynch:
"Budd Lynch had seen so much Red Wings history, had become so much a part of their heritage, that no visit to Joe Louis Arena for a Red Wings home game felt truly 'official' without hearing his voice. The National Hockey League mourns the passing of a war hero, a Hall of Famer and an outstanding ambassador for the game. We send heartfelt condolences to his family, the Red Wings and their fans."
Former Red Wings public address announcer Budd Lynch has died at the age of 95.
Sources say Lynch passed away at the Oakwood Skilled Nursing Home on Rotunda in Dearborn at 5 a.m. A representative from the R J Nixon Funeral Home in Wyandotte says arrangements are pending.
Lynch began as the public address announcer for the Detroit Red Wings in 1985. He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
Below, watch a video of Budd Lynch celebrating 60 years with the Wings organization.
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.
from the Windsor Star,
Budd Lynch feels like he’s been the kid peeking through the knothole in the outfield fence watching some of the greatest events and people of the past seven decades unfold.
In his biography, My Life, From Normandy to Hockeytown, Lynch tells a tale that starts with his humble beginnings in Windsor and makes a stop on the beaches of Normandy before touching on his work with bandleader Glenn Miller, broadcaster Mel Allen along with his own broadcasting career with the Detroit Red Wings that earned him induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985.