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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A Pronounced Difference

From The Buffalo (N.Y.) News:

Some names in the game are no longer the same

By TIM GRAHAM
News Sports Reporter
11/15/2005

The Buffalo Sabres haven't acquired any new players.

It only sounds that way.

After years of having their surnames mispronounced, a few players have diffidently revealed the way they ought to be said.

Toni Lydman's last name is pronounced "LEWD-man." Henrik Tallinder's is pronounced "tuh-LIN-der." And Derek Roy's surname is "roo-AH," just as legendary goalie Patrick Roy would say it.

"It's a little bit awkward because these guys have been around a while," said Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret. "Even a guy like Lydman, who was known in Calgary as "LID-man' for years."

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