Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A Pronounced Difference

From The Buffalo (N.Y.) News:

Some names in the game are no longer the same

News Sports Reporter

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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