Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 10/9/12
DETROIT -- Before there was a Steve Yzerman, there was a Marcel Dionne.Before there was a Marcel Dionne, there was a Gordie Howe.And almost before there was a Gordie Howe, there was Budd Lynch.Think about that for a moment. Howe broke in with the Red Wings during the 1946-47 season, and three years later, Budd Lynch began a career with the Red Wings organization that spanned more than 60 years. Red Wings spokesman John Hahn says Lynch died Tuesday morning in Michigan. He was 95.Its amazing when you realize that players come and go, but Budd Lynch was always there ... as a broadcasterannouncer and later on, for me, as a colleague and friend.When I was growing up in Detroit, my parents allowed me to have a television in my bedroom -- a decision they later regretted because all I did was watch sports on TV. Needless to say, any time a Detroit team was on the tube, I was in my bedroom catching all the action. That's when I first became familiar with Budd. His laid back style -- letting ...
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