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#26 OFFLINE   Jersey Girl

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:45 AM

Color Guys,maybe Pang in PHX,Harry Neale in BUFF/CBC,Chico Resch in NJ,Drew in SJ.


Good calls, I totally forgot about Pang in Phoenix and Neale in Buffalo. Both made strong telecast teams even stronger.

Resch has some good observations, but like Emrick he worships Brodeur way too much. Every save the guy makes can't be the most amazing save in the history of hockey. That gets old.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:51 AM

I can't vote for the Devils guys (and wouldn't anyway). My favorite announcers are the Sabres announcers by far. Other ones I like are the Sharks and Bruins. All three are not afraid to name names when mistakes are made and criticize their home teams when appropriate. Drew Remenda really surprised me a couple of nights ago with some of his sharp criticisms, it was refreshing to see when as others here have mentioned, goals frequently seem to happen by magic and nobody ever makes a mistake or is to blame. The Kings guys are ok too.
The Devils guys drive me crazy with their covering up of Brodeur's bad games (and yes he really does have some) and refusal to criticize players such as Johnny Oduya who make frequent mistakes. My most hated announcers are Peter McNab of the Avalanche, his former partner John Kelly of the Blues, Brian Hayward of the Ducks, Denis Potvin of Florida and the Nashville people.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:53 AM

The Rick Jenrett guy in Buffalo, the must annoying play by play man in sports.


He's the best, I think.

Keep in mind that he's calling the game on radio at the same time as TV, so you're hearing more of him.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:00 AM

Gary Thorne, the best. Locally for the Florida Panthers. Denis Potvin.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:07 AM

He's the best, I think.

Keep in mind that he's calling the game on radio at the same time as TV, so you're hearing more of him.


I'm going to have to go out of my way to watch a Buffalo game now!

I generally prefer the radio guys to the TV guys. I think, usually, they paint a much clearer picture of what's going on. Obviously, they have to be pretty precise on the radio.

Given the high praise Jeanneret keeps getting, and the fact that he's simulcasting, I guess I'm going to have to watch some more Sabres games.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:48 AM

I'm going to have to go out of my way to watch a Buffalo game now!

I generally prefer the radio guys to the TV guys. I think, usually, they paint a much clearer picture of what's going on. Obviously, they have to be pretty precise on the radio.

Given the high praise Jeanneret keeps getting, and the fact that he's simulcasting, I guess I'm going to have to watch some more Sabres games.


He really is fun to listen too,makes me almost want to be a Sabres fan!:nono2:
Though I do like their team anyway,and hey,gotta love a city that gives us a Patrick Kane to play on our team!! As an aside,their tribute to him when the Hawks played there a couple weeks back was first class all the way!
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:53 AM

I'm going to have to go out of my way to watch a Buffalo game now!

I generally prefer the radio guys to the TV guys. I think, usually, they paint a much clearer picture of what's going on. Obviously, they have to be pretty precise on the radio.

Given the high praise Jeanneret keeps getting, and the fact that he's simulcasting, I guess I'm going to have to watch some more Sabres games.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:54 AM

The Rick Jenrett guy in Buffalo, the must annoying play by play man in sports.

That would be Bryant Gumbel. He's terrible!
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:08 PM

His name is Rick Jeanneret and he definitely is one of the best. I think he's so good because he's also simulcast on the radio so that's why he literally does the play by play in such detail. I didn't mention him since we weren't supposed to list our home team announcer.


MAY DAY!!!!!! Gotta love Rick, no question.

Joe B and Locker in DC are entertaining in their own way, decent guys for a second tier hockey market.

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I've always liked Hahn and Remenda in SJ and was glad to see Drew back this season. Rumors about McSorley's brief tenure abound on Sharks forums.

My locals are Ducks and Kings. No strong opinions about them, except for Jim Fox, whose delivery is the subject of a lot of impersonations by my hockey buddies because of the way he delivers every sentence in the same rising cadence.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:19 PM

A name noone has mentioned is Chris Cuthburt who now works for TSN in Canada. In one of the great bone head moves of all time he was dropped by the CBC the year of the lockout. He is in the same league as Jim Hugshon.

I'm old enough to remember the great voices of the past. Foster and Bill Hewitt in Toronto, Danny Gallivan in Montreal and the late Dan Kelly senior in St Louis. In some ways I wish Bob Cole would retire because he WAS great but has passed his prime now.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:46 PM

Jiggs McDonald of the NYI. I'm not an Islanders fan but I like to watch games he calls !

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:00 PM

Jiggs McDonald of the NYI. I'm not an Islanders fan but I like to watch games he calls !

Jimmy


I loved Jiggs McDonald when he called the Atlanta Flames games way back in teh day, and will listen to him call the Isles games any chance I get.

Locally, I really like Darren Eliot for my Thrashers. I'm not crazy about JP Dellacamera as the play-by-play guy, though.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:20 PM

Jiggs McDonald of the NYI. I'm not an Islanders fan but I like to watch games he calls !

Jimmy


Jiggs McDonald is indeed in the best of the best category. In the early 1980's he called a number of Leafs games when Bill Hewitt was sick and before he eventually retired at the end of the 1982 season.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:49 PM

A name noone has mentioned is Chris Cuthburt who now works for TSN in Canada. In one of the great bone head moves of all time he was dropped by the CBC the year of the lockout. He is in the same league as Jim Hugshon.


Not true! I mentioned him in Post 14. He is excellent.

And now, thanks to the NHL Network, we get to 'hear' Chris and TSN in glorious HD!

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:57 PM

Even though I grew up in Detroit watching the Wings... My vote for best duo ever has to be Bob Cole & Harry Neale from HNIC on CBC.


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Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:11 PM

A name noone has mentioned is Chris Cuthburt who now works for TSN in Canada. In one of the great bone head moves of all time he was dropped by the CBC the year of the lockout. He is in the same league as Jim Hugshon.

I'm old enough to remember the great voices of the past. Foster and Bill Hewitt in Toronto, Danny Gallivan in Montreal and the late Dan Kelly senior in St Louis. In some ways I wish Bob Cole would retire because he WAS great but has passed his prime now.


I grew up listening to Dan Kelly on KMOX. Nothing compares in my mind (or ear). I enjoy the HNIC guys and Gary Thorne. Lange when in Pittsburgh had the best lines IMHO....

Emrick is overrated. It would be great if you could hear the color guys and not the play by play guys in the U.S.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:13 PM

Even though I grew up in Detroit watching the Wings... My vote for best duo ever has to be Bob Cole & Harry Neale from HNIC on CBC.

Harry Neale (who lives in suburban Buffalo) is now the color man for most Sabres games (he's still is under contract for some HNIC games and that trumps Sabres games if both fall on the same day).
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:12 AM

Not true! I mentioned him in Post 14. He is excellent.

And now, thanks to the NHL Network, we get to 'hear' Chris and TSN in glorious HD!



I mentioned him in post #6 <lol> !
I love listening to his games.He's got a great PxP voice.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:14 AM

Joe Beninati on Versus is good. He really does his research and calls ALL of the player by their names. He does a good job of working with the color guys even if they are a bit awkward.

I can't stand him with his buddy Laughlin here in Washington though. They get really goofy and it is very annoying.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:41 PM

As Penguin fan, I can't vote for my own Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey. Not that I would, anyway. Steigy is awful and Errey is only good when he's between the benches. So as for others...

Play-by-play like:
Strangis (Dallas)
Emrick (NJ)
Rosen (NYR)
Beninati (Wash)
Rose (NYI)
Kelly (StL), takes be back to the Dan Kelly days
Strader (Pho)
San Jose, whoever it is
Hughson (Van)

Play-by-play dislike:
Philly clown whoever he is
Jenrette (Buf)
Florida
Tampa Bay
Edwards (Bos) puts me to sleep

Analyst like:
Reaugh (Dal), by far the best, cerebral and funny
Micheletti (NYR)
Olczyk (Nat'l)
Pang (Pho), love his enthusiasm
Remenda (SJ), very honest

Analyst hate:
Laughlin (Wash), voice grates
Redmond (Det) total homer always whines about refs
Vanbiesbrouck (Nat'l)
Philly clowns, total homers

FWIW, I always hated Thorne and Clement.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 01:26 PM

Joe Beninati on Versus is good. He really does his research and calls ALL of the player by their names. He does a good job of working with the color guys even if they are a bit awkward.

I can't stand him with his buddy Laughlin here in Washington though. They get really goofy and it is very annoying.


To each his own but I can't stand Beninati..... he is the most annoying broadcaster! Also I don't quite get the excitement for the guys doing the Pittsburgh games. My wife who is not a hockey fan walked past the TV the other night when I had a Pen's game on and her comment was that they sounded boring!

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:02 PM

Gene Hart and Don Earle or
Bill "The Big Whistle" Chadwick

I know, I know...I'm old.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:22 PM

Gene Hart and Don Earle or
Bill "The Big Whistle" Chadwick

I know, I know...I'm old.


Gene Hart is rolling over in his grave listening to the idiots on in Philly now. I can't stand listening to Flyers games anymore.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:36 PM

i think its the vancouver announcer that does the west coast HNIC games. he's my favorite i think.

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