Earlier this month, legendary NHL voice Dave Strader passed away at the age of 62 after a long battle with bile duct cancer.
As to be expected, tributes have been pouring in for a guy who started his career earning peanuts to call games for a Detroit Red Wings farm team and cut the GM’s lawn. Here is a small selection of articles highlighting his impact on sportscasting.
Farewell to ‘The Voice’
Dallas Stars Daily Links: Remembering Dave Strader
NHL5 on the Fly | Hockey lost a warrior in Dave Strader
The day I met Dave Strader: Don Lehman
Perhaps best of all however was Doc Emrick’s tribute to Dave Strader on Wednesday night’s season opening broadcast in Pittsburgh where an emotional Emrick threw to a video package highlighting Strader’s life, career and legacy.