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All The Best To Dave Strader

via the Dallas Stars,

Dallas Stars Play-By-Play Announcer Dave Strader has been diagnosed with cancer.  Out of respect for Dave and his family, the specifics of his illness and treatment will not be disclosed.

Dallas Stars President and CEO, Jim Lites

"The Dallas Stars are deeply saddened to learn of Dave Strader's cancer diagnosis. As he goes through his treatment, all of our thoughts and prayers are directed to Dave, his wife Colleen, their son Christopher and his wife Karen and daughter Sydney, their son Casey and his wife Dr. Mary, and their son Trevor. We wish Dave a full recovery and will support him through his battle.

"Dave's work in both local markets and on the national stage have made his voice synonymous with hockey to fans all over the globe in his 36 years in the booth. We know that he's touched a lot of people throughout his career thus far and those wanting to send well-wishes are encouraged to send Dave a note at WellWishesForStrader@dallasstars.com."

Dallas Stars Play-By-Play Announcer, Dave Strader

"I realize I have a challenge and fight ahead of me. With my wife Colleen and our family, along with the full support of the Dallas Stars organization, we are ready to meet this challenge. We don't have to look very far for inspiration as Bekki Nill has shown us all how to meet this dreaded disease head-on. Personally, her example will serve as a great guide. I want to thank everyone for their support as I proceed with treatment."

The Dallas Stars respect Dave's request for privacy regarding his condition at this time, and will provide further updates on his status when they are available.

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SYF's avatar

I hate 2016 already.  The Michigan hockey connections to the people we Wings fans are so familiar with is just taking a beating.

Get well soon, Dave.  Kick its ass.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/13/16 at 03:11 PM ET

Primis's avatar

With all respect to Ken Daniels, Dave Strader and Mickey Redmond was my TV duo growing up,and I still consider them the best.  My default internal memory of TV play-by-play is Strader;s voice calling an Yzerman goal.

He’s the best in the business, IMHO.  Sad news.

Posted by Primis on 06/13/16 at 03:12 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Agree, Primis.  Dave Strader is whom I grew up with as well.  Ken Daniels is awesome, but Strader’s steady voice resonates the most for me.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/13/16 at 03:16 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I hate 2016 already.  The Michigan hockey connections to the people we Wings fans are so familiar with is just taking a beating.

Get well soon, Dave.  Kick its ass.

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 06/13/16 at 03:11 PM ET

I actually just sent the link of this news to my mom and dad on Facebook with the text “It’s like someone is going down a list of the best hockey memories of my childhood”.

I kinda’ just don’t even want to read any more hockey news for a while now.  I’m genuinely afraid of what I’ll read next.

Posted by Primis on 06/13/16 at 03:18 PM ET

SYF's avatar

^^^^^^^  +19.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/13/16 at 03:24 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

I HATE cancer.
Fight the fight Dave.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 06/13/16 at 03:39 PM ET

d ca's avatar

With all respect to Ken Daniels, Dave Strader and Mickey Redmond was my TV duo growing up,and I still consider them the best.  My default internal memory of TV play-by-play is Strader;s voice calling an Yzerman goal.

He’s the best in the business, IMHO.  Sad news.

Posted by Primis on 06/13/16 at 03:12 PM ET

I agree but you’re missing Ray Lane instead of seeing the goaltending bozos as analysts especially the Goose Loonies guy.

I didn’t realize that Strader was with the Stars….seems like the Stars and Tampa got all the talent from the organization on the management side.

Posted by d ca on 06/13/16 at 04:07 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

Damn, this sucks. Definitely respect his wishes to keep details private, but of course we all hope this was a “caught it early” situation and that he’ll make a full recovery as quickly and as strongly as possible. Best wishes to the Straders.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/13/16 at 04:14 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Mickey Redmond, Dave Strader and Razor Ray Lane were a great team. *#$%@& cancer!

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 06/13/16 at 04:34 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Mickey Redmond, Dave Strader and Razor Ray Lane were a great team. *#$%@& cancer!

I second that. Hoping Dave beats it. Sad. sick

Posted by bigfrog on 06/13/16 at 08:08 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

All the best Dave. Fight it all the way.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 06/13/16 at 09:03 PM ET

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