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Budd Lynch passes away. Hasek retires.

Posted on October 10, 2012 in Sports News - Yooper & Michigan.

Hockey Hall of Fame announcer Budd Lynch has died at the age of 95.

Lynch, who had been the Red Wings public-address announcer since 1985, was also the television voice of the team for 25 years.

In 1994, Lynch was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

Dominik Hasek (HAH-shick) is finally hanging up his skates for good.

The 47-year-old goalie is retiring after failing to draw interest from an NHL team.

Hasek last played in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008, helping the club win its fourth Stanley Cup in a twelve-year span.

He most recently played professionally in Russia in 2010-11.

According to, he had been hoping to return to the NHL this season, but one club that had maintained contact apparently backed off.

Hasek is a six-time Vezina Trophy winner and two-time league MVP .


By:  Mike Plourde   for Great Lakes Radio Saports

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