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Former PA announcer Budd Lynch, 95, has passed away

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#21 puckloo39


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

Heartbroken, here, even though he was 95. He was a legend... and should have gone out, watching his beloved Wings. RIP, Budd. :innocent:



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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

More sad news.... 2012 continues to be a year that just totally sucks.

Budd's voice will be missed.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:21 PM

RIP Budd. A staple of the experience at Joe Louis Arena. A legend of the Red Wings organization.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

A fine gentleman. He will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:51 PM

R.I.P. Budd. Thanks for the memories.

I wish we could have gotten you a few more games to help call.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

From time to time people around here argue about who should go up in the rafters next. Well, I know who I would put up there next. :shout: The Wings need to use a tape of him the final minute of every period as well.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:44 PM


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:43 PM

Not only older than the Red Wings, he was older than the Cougars!

I'm sorry he's gone, but if I live half the life he did I'm gonna be pretty happy.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:45 PM


Didn't realize the video was posted in that article, but here is a direct link anyways.


Edited by rrasco, 09 October 2012 - 04:45 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:14 PM

We should celebrate the great life that he had, not grief for the death of his.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:11 PM

RIP Budd. We love and miss you.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

I met him once at Traverse City. A sweet and lovely soul. My life is a little better for having him a part of it.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:58 PM

Another nail for my heart.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:08 AM

So very sad :( Rest In Peace Bud.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:01 AM

Sad day and trying not to be upset with Bettman commenting on his passing...

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:15 AM

Thank you, Mr. Lynch for all that you did and all that you gave us; in particular, your service during World War Two.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

I think Ken Kal said it best (from Khan/Mlive, emphasis mine)...

Red Wings radio play-by-play man Ken Kal called Lynch a legend in broadcasting, a great ambassador for the Red Wings and a fatherly figure to many.

“He was to Red Wings hockey what Ernie Harwell was to Tigers baseball,'' Kal said. “He never said a bad word about anybody. He was a genuine person.

Years ago, I read a story about a recent veteran who had to have an arm amputated. He ended up being contacted by Budd who gave him all kinds of advice, on how to do day-to-day things like buttoning shirts/sleeves, ironing, etc, as well as all kinds of humorous outlooks on his new way of life. It was very a touching read, and I wish I could find it again.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

You know how when one person of an old couple dies, then the other dies a little while later of a "broken heart". I think that is what happened here. Budd was old but hockey kept him alive. Bettman and company took that away from him and us.

I agree they should use a taped "One minute left in the period" at the end of the game every game. And I am sure that there will be a jersey in the rafters if we even see another season.

Rip Budd!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:36 AM

RIP Budd, will always remember that fine voice.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

Thank you for all the great memories Mr. Lynch, may you rest in peace.

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