Discussion in 'Boston Bruins Fan Talk' started by WhiskeyBreath, Sep 15, 2009.
Bruins react to Cusick's passing - The Boston Globe Bruins Blog - Boston.com
watched Fred on the black and white TV back in the day with the rabbit ears. I think it's more than fair to say I learned the game from Fred. Watching hockey was tough in the 70's ... no cable then. The announcer was a huge part of the game back then and Fred was flawless.
What a voice he had. Listening to him sounded like listening to play by play on FM, deep and distinguished.
He has been "retired" for a few seasons but every time I watch a game on TV his voice always somehow morph into his voice...simply unmatched in quality by anyone on the radio or TV in Boston today.
And he has a connection that rings through to the Patriots: he was their first color commentator and got to call their first game back on September 9th, 1960 at Nickerson Field on the old 590 WEEI. He was with the Patriots for their first five season.
Greatest Bruins voice of alltime, and one of the best sports voices of my lifetime. RIP Fred.
Always remember the '70 season, loved Fred Cusick then.. somehow I stopped following hockey, reminded me of the hockey version of Curt Gowdy... sans cowboy hat.
He and Johnny Pearson were a very good pair, think that was his name.
We would practice our wrist shots in street hockey ... because Johnny said it was the best.
Cusick to be honored - The Boston Globe Bruins Blog - Boston.com
Good move by the Bruins.
They could have done more...patch on sweaters, name and microphone hanging from the rafters- something else. Doesn't seem like enough for someone who was apart of them for so long.
Loved Fred... But, gonna haveta disagree with you above, as Bob Wilson > Fred Cusick...
There were many, MANY nights that I muted the Bruins telecast and put Wilson and Bucyk on for audio support. ... This had a lot to do with the nauseating color analysis of Derek Sanderson than a reflection on Fred, however.
Still, Wilson's hockey voice was second to none.
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