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#41 OFFLINE   sportshermit

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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

Mike Lange of the Pens
-Scratch my back with a hacksaw
-get in the fast lane grandma, the bingo's ready to roll
-buy Sam a drink and get his dog one too
-let's hunt moose
-look out loretta
-great balls of fire
-get that dog off my lawn
-beat him like a rented mule
-smiling like a butcher's dog
-Elvis has just left the buidling
-Throwing out checks like its the first of the month
-if you missed this, shame on you for six weeks
-____ hasn't happened since the 8th grade picnic

Jim Hughson and Joe Bowen for number 2-3.

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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.

GREEEEAT save Laungo

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:39 PM

I don't know about you, but Doc Emerick's (Devils) voice is annoying as hell. Sounds like a little old man hanging on to a stop sign post during a hurricane.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:02 PM

Gotta go with Doc and Chico (if I can't go with my own Strangis and Reaugh).

For national (when Doc isn't involved), I definitely like Chris Cuthbert.

While I loved his "Lange-isms", I didn't really much care for Lange's play-by-play.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:29 PM

So last night I'm sitting in bed, just about ready to turn off the TV, watching NHL channel, when Devils highlights come on.

Mike Emrick is hollering, as is his wont, about Brodeur, who did make a couple of pretty good saves. Then he yells about Brodeur's fantastic, marvelous, super duper, best save in the history of the NHL.

I'm watching, thinking to myself "Did Brodeur even TOUCH that?". So I backed it up a few times. Brodeur missed the puck by a good 18 inches. His very best friend, the goalpost, made the save for him!

Obviously I didn't see the broadcast, so maybe when they had a chance to look at the replay, they noticed that brodeur didn't make the play.. I don't know.. it just bugged me in the highlight hearing Emerick SWOON over Brodeur's play.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:33 PM

the best duo ever was pat foley and dale tallon when they used to broadcast the blackhawks games on chicago radio from the mid 80s to the mid 90s...bar none..mike emrick is also very good.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:48 PM

My man Gene Hart !! He was great.His daughter Lauren is the soloist for the Flyers.A great voice like her dad.
Don Earle Wow. I almost forgot about him.Isn't he the guy who said "He hit the post,he hit the #@^* post live on the air ?

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:36 AM

Sad when the Flyers best has passed away. After Hart, it's been very bad.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:01 AM

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!


Agreed - the current Pens TV guys are horrible. Bob Errey can't go one period without referring to the glory years of the early 90's. Gotta try to catch the radio broadcast since that is where they moved Mike Lange

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:01 AM

Mickey Redmond. Best ever. Lock the the thread.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:34 AM

My man Gene Hart !! He was great.His daughter Lauren is the soloist for the Flyers.A great voice like her dad.
Don Earle Wow. I almost forgot about him.Isn't he the guy who said "He hit the post,he hit the #@^* post live on the air ?

Jimmy



That was Don.

I've been a Bruins fan forever (talk about pain)...and still smart at Bruins/Flyers Cup Series. Clarke hooked/tripped Orr and I think Kate Smith blocked the ref's view :)

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:35 AM

Mickey Redmond. Best ever. Lock the the thread.


I guess you're the type that just takes his ball and goes home while your ahead?? :lol: :D




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