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Mickey Redmond, Terry Jones, and Gaetan Lefebvre are honored at the 2011 Hall of Fame ceremony.
from Gregg Krupal of the Detroit News,
During the inductions at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto today Redmond will receive the crowning prize for announcers of the game, the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
For a guy who grew up in Ontario in a family dedicated to the sport, it’s a tall tribute.
“When I got the call about the award, it really didn’t hit me,” Redmond said. “And then, the biggest thing was the wording of the press release. It said it was for outstanding contributions to the game.
“So, for me to get recognized for giving back to the game and helping the game continue is a very, very special feeling because it’s a reflection of my mother and dad.”
Redmond’s father Eddie, a defenseman, played for years, including with the great Jean Beliveau for the Quebec Aces, coached by the renowned Toe Blake, in the old Quebec Senior Hockey League. Later, his father was president of the Peterborough Petes, a minor league club.
His mother, May, played basketball and skated.
from Dave Strader at PhoenixCoyotes.com,
This past Saturday night was a special one at Jobing.com Arena. The defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings were in town, a vocal crowd of 16,000+ was on hand (thanks in part to some loyal Red Wings fans) and the two teams put on an entertaining show.
But for me, it was also special because I had the opportunity to spend some time with my first TV partner in the NHL, Mickey Redmond….
The first season we worked together was 1985-86 and the Wings weren’t projected to be a very good team. We only televised 15 games that year (thank goodness!). The Wings were 1-13-1 in those contests and the average score was 8-3 for the opposition. Moments before my very first telecast in the NHL in Minnesota, Mick told me to take off my headset and stop staring at the rosters that I was trying to memorize. He said that we had to be prepared for the worst.
from the Detroit Free Press,
Watching Redmond, known for colorful “Mickeyisms”—pearls of wisdom such as “Bingo Bango!” and “Like a lumberjack fighting for the last pork chop!”—at a game in the cramped FSN booth, high above the ice at Joe Louis Arena, is priceless.
Just as the game came easily to Redmond—he had back-to-back 50-goal seasons in 1972-73 and 1973-74 for the Wings—it comes just as effortlessly for him at the microphone, where he has worked as a broadcaster since 1979….
Daniels is already in the booth, making sure the equipment is working, when we arrive. I try to keep clear of monitors and wires. Redmond takes off his dark blue sports jacket and loosens his tie. Game on.
Redmond doesn’t sit during a game—he leans on the bench, one eye on a small TV screen to his left and the other on the game. Daniels prefers the stool. They work together like frequent linemates Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.
“I always feel confident with Mick in the booth,” Daniels says. “He’s great to play off. I can throw him anything and he’ll play off it.”
...Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond, the Detroit Red Wings TV broadcast crew.
via Russo’s Rants,
Wonder if the Wings play-by-play guy would be whining about A TWO-MINUTE MINOR for tripping in a 5-zip game if Gaborik was paralyzed?
The play-by-play guy should be embarrassed. Hasek did not lead with his stick. He flung his body into Gaborik’s legs — whether Gaborik’s head was down or not — trying to protect a shutout.
It was reckless play on Hasek’s part and it could have been a catastrophic finish at the Joe last night.
The more I listen to regional telecasts on Center Ice, it just amazes me how some of these local announcers lack any objectivity whatsoever.