Jim Martin retires as Bruins PA announcer

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  1. McGarnagle

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    They could just get Ric Flair himself to be the PA announcer. He'll do anything for a thousand bucks these days
     
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    I'm young enough that I don't really even know anyone else. This is going to be sad and really weird.

    Great letter - genuine and heartfelt. Good luck to him and congratulations on his retirement.
     
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    Jim is outstanding. His voice, his cadence, his way of rising to a big moment. The way he says “Bruins goal scored by number 37, Pa-trice Berrrrrrrrgeron.” His booming voice over the PA is as synonymous with Bruins hockey to me as any player.!

    When I started doing hockey PA several years ago, I patterned a lot of my goal/penalty calls after Jim’s, as I really like his delivery (although not with anywhere near that great of a voice).

    Wishing Jim well in retirement. Bruins games will sound different. He’s earned every moment.
     
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    i kind of want them to track down the old guitarist from Faith No More to take over, the role must always be filled by a Jim Martin
     
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    I wonder if the guy who does the Beanpot/Hockey East tournaments is next. I believe he filled in for a Bruins game one time.
     
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    choppin onions here
     
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    I don't know, in every clip I've found of Ric Flair doing the WOO, I don't think it sounds like the After Goal WOO, like, at all. Maybe it's just me, but it sure sounds just like Jim Martin did it and that's the recording they use. (maybe I just WANT it to be big Jim?)
     
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    It is Flair

    "Flair’s trademark “Woo!” has been a Garden staple for years. A cut of the “Woo!” plays at the completion of every Bruins goal announcement at home games."

    Read more at: Stars Troll Bruins With Ric Flair GIF After Empty-Net Goal Clinches Win
     
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    This is a bummer. Whenever they had someone replace him for a night it was the weirdest thing ever. Hopefully they find a solid replacement who carves out his own place in our hearts. I'll miss the way he announced Bergeron and Rask the most.
     
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    It does at the end of the article. I updated my original post.
     
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    It simply says "a cut of the Woo." Doesn't say whose cut it is.
     
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    Either way it's original to Jim so whoever they replace him with hopefully doesn't try to replicate it!
     
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    If you don’t believe that don’t. Everywhere over the years it has been said that is Flair,.

    NESN, Dale Arnold on the radio, etc

    Let go man! :laugh:
     
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    I'm just saying I looked and couldn't find anything. One would think if it had been said everywhere, it would be easier to verify. Not that it's a big deal.

    But this is what I've chosen to hold on to, so I won't let go! ;)
     
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    Since it's obviously a recording (of whom is yet to be determined :naughty:) , I have no issue with the recording staying.
     
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    Ask yourself this.

    Since it has been an audio cut all these years and if it is Jim Martin who is there behind a mic. Why use an audio clip of the man when he is already there behind the mic and let him just do it himself?
     
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    Easy. Consistency. And for contingencies when Jim might not have made it.

    I obviously have my tin foil hat on for this one!
     
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    Hahaha!! Now we have to know who it is!!
     
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    Maybe he recorded the perfect woo and knew there was no way he could ever do a better one live? :laugh:
     
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    "Ok Jim we are going to pay you to sit behind a mic and announce penalties, 50/50 raffles and the time, scorer of the goal and the assists. ALL except for the word "WOO!" we got that on audio.
    Got it? Good! Go!"
     
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    @Fenway , next time you see Jim, will you ask him for us? Donnie promised he'd buy me a beer next time I'm in Boston if it's Jim on the recording. :naughty:
     
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    I can remember Joel Perlmutter, he was a young guy when he got the job but had a very old school style, I liked him a lot and I like Jim a lot, too.

    I think Perlmutter was pretty abruptly replaced, never heard why. Maybe our buddy Fenway knows. He passed away scary young (46).

    Northeastern PA Voice, Perlmutter, Dies at 46 | College Hockey | USCHO.com
     
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    Will miss the Woooo's and will need something new and different.
     

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