Thursday, December 13, 2012
Dr. John Finley helped keep Red Wings players healthy for 46 years.
For 46 years, Dr. John Finley of Birmingham helped ensure the Detroit Red Wings stayed healthy. Working behind the scenes for the team from 1957-2003, Finley treated multiple generations of all-time Red Wings greats ranging from Gordie Howe to Steve Yzerman. Finley documents his experiences with the team over its storied history in a new book, Hockeytown Doc, which Finley promoted Wednesday at an appearance at Kroger in Plymouth Township. "I started recording little excerpts that occurred as I'd think about it," he said. "Then we put it all together and made a book out of it." Finley said his initial plans for the book were to make it a keepsake and not necessarily a published work. "I was originally going to do it for my family, as a …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Former Red Wings Chris Osgood, Manny Legace raise $2,797 from donors in Plymouth.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Submitted by the Detroit Red Wings: Detroit Red Wings Head Coach Mike Babcock and Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland successfully defended their bell ringing title on Tuesday as the four duos of Red Wings personnel brought in a grand total of $24,438.69 for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign at stops throughout Metro Detroit, including Plymouth. During a two-hour span of bell ringing at Hiller’s Market in downtown Northville, Babcock and Holland raised $13,462 for the nonprofit, which included an anonymous $5,000 donation. Babcock and Holland saw a 37.9 percent increase over the $9,761.06 amount raised by the duo last season. “We can’t thank Ken Holland, Mike Babcock, some of the team's most beloved former …
Retired Red Wings goaltenders Chris Osgood, Manny Legace ring bell at Plymouth Kroger.
When a lockout between NHL team owners and players left the Detroit Red Wings' current stable of stars unavailable for an annual fundraiser, the team looked to its bench—its base of alumni residing in Metro Detroit—for help. Chris Osgood of Plymouth and Manny Legace of Novi, two recently retired Red Wings goaltenders, stepped up Tuesday to ring the bell at Kroger in Plymouth Township to collect $2,797 for the Salvation Army. Red Wings for Red Kettles, now in its seventh year, pairs Red Wings players staffers into teams of two around Metro Detroit to compete for bragging rights as the biggest fundraisers for the organization. Red Wings alums and staffers also appeared in Northville, Troy and St. Clair Shores. Osgood said said he was a …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Chris Osgood and Manny Legace, former Red Wings goaltenders, will ring the Salvation Army bell Dec. 11 at Kroger in Plymouth Township.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
While the current NHL lockout between owners and players has jeopardized the 2012-13 NHL season, Plymouth hockey fans still can see some of their favorite Detroit Red Wings in action. Plymouth resident Chris Osgood and Manny Legace, former Red Wings goaltenders, will man the red kettles instead of the goalposts from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 11 to raise money for the Salvation Army. The former players will appear at the Kroger in Plymouth Township as the Red Wings compete for bragging rights across Metro Detroit to see which players can raise the most money for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. See photos from last year's Red Wings for Red Kettles event Red Wings coach Mike Babcock will join Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Memorial services for the late Detroit Red Wings announcer, 95, are Friday and Saturday.
A neighbor of the late Budd Lynch, Tonia Rosalee Deliz, remembers him as a wonderful, funny man who called her Liz. Lynch, a longtime announcer for the Detroit Red Wings, passed away at age 95 on Tuesday. His funeral service is open to the public, and memorial contributions can be made to support children through The Guidance Center in Southgate. Lynch’s funeral service is likely to be very well-attended, Deliz said, because so many people knew and liked him. “He was so friendly and down to earth,” she said. “He was very independent.” Despite the loss of his arm (during World War II shortly after the D-Day Invasion at Normandy), Lynch would golf and drive in winter snowstorms, Deliz said. And he would never let her help him take out his …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Community members knew Lynch as a friendly gentleman who helped many charitable causes including The Guidance Center, which has set up an endowment fund in his honor.
With the passing of longtime Detroit Red Wings announcer Budd Lynch, 95, of Wyandotte, many in the community remember him as a great man who was never too busy to say hello or help a charitable cause. Mayor Joseph Peterson said he knew Lynch for more than 35 years. They met when Lynch was a customer at a Mobil gas station at Northline and Biddle, where Peterson worked when he came home from the Vietnam War. Lynch also was a military veteran, who served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II, his obituary said. He survived the amputation of his right arm. And Peterson knew Lynch from when he coached hockey for 27 years, Peterson said. Lynch’s late wife, Thelma, worked for municipal services. “Budd was a top-notch guy,” Peterson …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Wyandotte man began his career with the Red Wings in 1949 and worked in radio and TV before becoming public address announcer.
When Red Wings radio color commentator Paul Woods came to Detroit as a young player in 1977, he first met Budd Lynch. At the time, Lynch served as Detroit's public relations director, one of several hats the longtime Wyandotte resident would wear in his 63 years with the Red Wings organization. Lynch, who died Tuesday at age 95 after battling a brief illness at a local rehabilitation center, most recently served as the Red Wings' public address announcer, a post he held from 1985 though last season. He first came to Detroit in 1949 as a radio play-by-play announcer and was the longest-tenured Red Wings employee in the organization's history, according to the team. Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch acknowledged Lynch's legacy with the team. “Budd…
Wyandotte resident was longtime public address announcer for Detroit Red Wings.
The Detroit Red Wings have confirmed the team's longtime public address announcer and Wyandotte resident Budd Lynch has died, according to a news alert issued by the Detroit News. He was 95. Lynch, an inductee in both the Hockey Hall of Fame and Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, began his career as the Red Wings' radio broadcaster in 1949 and became the team's public address announcer in 1985. Check back later for more information as it's released.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Whalers play London at Comerica Park on Dec. 29.
Sound bytes provided by Pete Krupsky and www.plymouthwhalers.com DETROIT – When the Plymouth Whalers meet the London Knights on Dec. 29 at Comerica Park, they’ll scrum for the opening faceoff in the area where Jhonny Peralta and Ramon Santiago turn double plays. With Major League Baseball enjoying the All-Star Break, boards were placed around the Comerica Park infield Wednesday afternoon to show the assembled media where hockey games will be played during the 2012 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™. The festival goes from Dec. 15-31 at Comerica Park in a unique celebration of hockey at all levels of the game. The Ontario Hockey League will be featured on Dec. 29 with the league’s first-ever doubleheader outdoors – Windsor vs. Saginaw at…
Monday, July 9, 2012
View photos of the former Detroit Red Wing's house.
Former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom's house at 47725 Bellagio Drive in Novi has been sold, according to Realtor John Goodman. The house, which was built in 2004, was listed for $2.9 million, but Goodman said the house was not sold for the full listing price. The home had been on the market for 21 days, according to AOL Real Estate. Goodman could not release the name of the person who bought the house, who he said made a cash offer and is filling out the paperwork Tuesday. Goodman said the sale was the highest sale in Bellagio, but could not release the purchase price. The house in Bellagio is 6,956 square feet and is in the Northville School District. It has five bedrooms with five full bathrooms and three half-bathrooms. The house has a four…