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Mike Lange: Scratching Backs With Hacksaws Since 1974

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

"Scratch my back with a hacksaw!"

"He beat him like a rented mule!"

"Grab a phone and call Arnold Slick from Turtle Crick!"

Chances are, if you've tuned into a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game since 1974, you've heard one of those now-immortalized sayings.

They come from the raspy, shouting voice of Mike Lange, the Penguin's play-by-play voice since he joined the organization in 1974.

Lange has brought to Pittsburgh hockey what Myron Cope brought to Pittsburgh Steelers football; a unique voice and personality that is identifiable beyond the game broadcasts themselves.  In short, they're both men who transcend their particular jobs.

Whenever Myron Cope was on the ra...

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