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10-20-2004, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by mcphee
Danny Gallivan. If you're not old enough to have heard him, get some tapes. He introduced new language to the game without calling attention to himself. He was classy, articulate and brought his passion to the broadcast. He introduced, cannonading,scintillating,spinerama,paraphenalia and whirling dervish into every anglo Mtl. kid's vocabulary in the 60's. He referred to Pete Mahovlich as Peter the Younger. He never took himself too seriously and frankly would have been embarassed by today's radio guys who overdo it hoping to be on the next day's highlight package.
I could'nt agree more.you just nailed the essence of Gallivan in this post,so well put.We grew up with the guy in Nova Scotia just like anyone in Montreal,he was the voice of hockey night in Canada down home.All that stuff you talk about is so true.The greatest.By the way,he was from Nova Scotia too!!!Right on Danny Boy!

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