Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fred Cusick

I was saddened deeply to hear of the death of Fred Cusick, longtime voice of the Boston Bruins. It's strange to feel such grief for someone I've never met and someone who, by all accounts, lived a very full life to the age of 90.

Yet, for many Boston Bruins fans like myself, Fred was a part of our lives. In some ways Fred was a guest in my home for 82 nights (plus playoffs) for the first 23 years of my life. In my mind he is the greatest play by play broadcaster (of any sport) who ever lived and will always be the voice of the Bruins and the standard by which all others are measured. His distinctive call of "score!" and "kick save and a beauty!" are etched in my mind and I can recall his voice in an instant. So many great moments (and not so great moments) in Bruins history were called by Fred. He is a legend and will be missed.

Blessings to the Cusick family.


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