Jim Martin retires as Bruins PA announcer

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  1. Glove Malfunction

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    Moving somewhere where traffic doesn't blow literally ALL THE TIME, where there's so much less ingrained anxiety, where there's NO SNOW, and where the cost of living is much better - I highly recommend it!
     
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    Johnny Black it is.
     
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    I'd love that but I know my wife won't and honestly I don't want to be too far away from our 4 kids either so we're bound to New England for better or worse!
     
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    My kids are in three different states, so that made it easier for me to move. But I get it.
     
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    I’d do the same if that were the case, but we’re a pretty tight bunch and love being close to each other
     
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    Nearly every PA announcer (and every other game-night worker) is a part-time job. It's 45-55 nights a year of pay, a few hundred bucks a night, on top of your full-time day job. It can be a grind, especially if you're commuting to the game after work on a weeknight and have to be back at the office the next morning. I've done it for years in various roles in the minors. It's a labor of love, but I can see where it can be too much for someone.
     
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    Well, from that perspective, I'll keep my day job. Thanks for the insight, looks like a cool job. Not all that glitters is gold I guess
     
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    Jim loved the job but logistics have changed since 1993. 25 years ago you could leave downtown Providence and expect to be in Boston by 6 - not anymore

    Jim was an iconic PA announcer in the NHL and there are very few left

    Michel Lacroix in Poutineville



    Lou Nolan in Philadelphia



    and Gene Honda in Chicago



    Most of us try to put a face with a voice but with Honda you would be wrong.

    An Interview With Gene Honda
     
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    Do we know if a permanent replacement for Jim is in place?
    It sounded like different voices during the couple of exhibition home game which were broadcast. I think Jon Meteratrel was one of them and possibly the Providence Bruins current guy one night. Not sure about the third.
     
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    Fens says it’s the Providence Bruins PA guy moving up.

    It’s nice to see they’ve been able to draft and develop IN SOME AREAS given their track record in free agency.
     
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    The guy tonight will sound exactly like Jim
     
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    Is it him?

    They should record him saying every phrase and name imaginable and have it digitized to be used for generations.

    Same with James Earl Jones.

    Endless Star Wars movies and Lion King remakes!
     
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    I’m confused - it’s the same guy calling PA. Woo!
     
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    Woo is a Rick Flair recording

    We going to do this crap again?
     
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    @Fenway was Martin's retirement voluntary or forced from above?
     
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    I saw him between Second and third periods and he certainly sounded like it was time - he didn’t even know who was coming in to do full time
     
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    @Fenway already posted awhile ago that it was voluntary because the drive from Rhode Island and wanting to spend more time with his family
     

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