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russianhockey 05-01-2013 06:27 AM

Video-Highlights of the World Ice Hockey Championship 2013
 
Flashback

Semi-Final RUSSIA - FINLAND [720p]


Semi-Final CZECH REP. - SLOVAKIA [480p]


Final RUSSIA - SLOVAKIA [720p]

admire 05-03-2013 07:27 PM








boris4c 05-03-2013 11:32 PM

Thanks, great video quality when in 1080p!

admire 05-03-2013 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by boris4c (Post 65243727)
Thanks, great video quality when in 1080p!

And if you really concentrate, you can actually understand 75% of what the announcer is saying:P

ebis 05-04-2013 03:05 AM

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Originally Posted by admire (Post 65245663)
And if you really concentrate, you can actually understand 75% of what the announcer is saying:P

Seriously, what accent is that?

QnebO 05-04-2013 03:09 AM

I think even I would be better announcer

masa2009 05-04-2013 07:32 AM

The announcing is so bush league, it's pathetic.
This is the OFFICIAL streaming service of the IIHF. Good lord.
Would it hurt to actually hire one native English speaking play by play guy for each arena?
It sounds like it was done by fans. And the worst thing is that it was already like that last year.

I mean, you have guys who worked NCAA DI games for college radios/TVs and would kill to add a World Championship gig to their resume. You could get them for a mid-range hotel room and a few meal tickets.
They would do a far better job than this.
I can understand maybe using Finnish players to whom English is not the mother tongue as analysts, but the play by play should be done by people who have a professional mastery of English.

gorgos 05-04-2013 08:34 AM

Holy crap! Are the IIHF using the same announcers as last year?! Oh my freaking god! They are beyond horrible. Why? Just... Why?

Luckily, I don't use the streaming service for live match viewing, but even watching the highlights are as painful as poking my eyes out with a fork.

admire 05-04-2013 04:10 PM

DAY 2






admire 05-04-2013 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by masa2009 (Post 65256453)
The announcing is so bush league, it's pathetic.
This is the OFFICIAL streaming service of the IIHF. Good lord.
Would it hurt to actually hire one native English speaking play by play guy for each arena?
It sounds like it was done by fans. And the worst thing is that it was already like that last year.

I mean, you have guys who worked NCAA DI games for college radios/TVs and would kill to add a World Championship gig to their resume. You could get them for a mid-range hotel room and a few meal tickets.
They would do a far better job than this.
I can understand maybe using Finnish players to whom English is not the mother tongue as analysts, but the play by play should be done by people who have a professional mastery of English.

they have apparantly a few native speakers....I think the play by play guy for the denmark-canada game was pretty good actually

that is unfortunate 05-04-2013 04:18 PM

god the commentary team is awful

admire 05-04-2013 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by iann (Post 65280565)
god the commentary team is awful

But the hockey is great

Dexter Colt 05-04-2013 04:33 PM

These guys sound like they're more or less all from the British Isles. So I think this non-native crap is unjust. However, they're still not pleasant to listen to (no slight towards their accents).

Russian Spy 05-05-2013 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by BELLE TIRE (Post 65281085)
These guys sound like they're more or less all from the British Isles. So I think this non-native crap is unjust. However, they're still not pleasant to listen to (no slight towards their accents).

Actually you've beaten me in it. It IS British announcer and oh my...all these crap coming from NA posters here about non-native English commentators, even the freakiest Jordie accent of Northern England Newcastle area is billion times more English than your can-us language you're mistaking for english:sarcasm::help: No offense here, but as a person who had been living in different areas of UK for 2 years it freaks me out when over the pond buddies try to downgrade original English spelling & pronounciation

wirelessflyingcord 05-05-2013 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by admire (Post 65280895)
But the hockey is great

Imagine if somebody new to the sport was watching the olympic final or Stanley Cup game 7 with those same announcers: it doesn't matter how good the game itself is :laugh:

Since the live matches are blocked in almost all actual hockey countries, they must be directed to people who are not that familiar with the sport in the first place. Announcers like that can't be exactly giving the best and most exciting image of the sport. And for fans who already know hockey it's just cringeworthy.

The problem definitely isn't their accent, or maybe it is a bit funny to hear British voice in a hockey game, but the problem is that clearly they have no idea about the game or at least are not experienced enough as announcers to communicate it the right way. I couldn't care less about their accents or non-native English if they just showed some real excitement and enthusiasm.

IIHF must be really cheapskate if they really can't find more bearable announcers.

masa2009 05-05-2013 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Russian Spy (Post 65319783)
Actually you've beaten me in it. It IS British announcer and oh my...all these crap coming from NA posters here about non-native English commentators, even the freakiest Jordie accent of Northern England Newcastle area is billion times more English than your can-us language you're mistaking for english:sarcasm::help: No offense here, but as a person who had been living in different areas of UK for 2 years it freaks me out when over the pond buddies try to downgrade original English spelling & pronounciation

The Canada-Denmark guy who does several of the Stockholm games may be from the British isles, although some of his sentences sound unnatural in the context of hockey commentary. He may be a UK expat, or a Swede who has lived in the UK for a while. His English is acceptable but other than dropping a few general stats and player names his calls are very vague. He sounds like some English-speaking hockey fan they found by chance in Sweden and converted into an announcer. He at least tries but doesn't sound like an English language career announcer.

In Helsinki however, many games are obviously called by someone who is NOT from an English speaking country, has a thick Nordic accent and whose elocution in English is not good enough to keep up with the pace of a hockey game.
"Oh and the counter attack! Oh, and the score! Yes it's the score! Here is is!"

BTW, there are quite a few people here (including me) who are not North American or even native English speakers and find it awkward.
If it was the Division III in Greece or something, I'd cut them some slack, but for the top division with a multi million budget...

SabresBillsBuffalo 05-05-2013 12:14 PM

"what a terrific strike by Ronal-- I mean Stapleton"

Schalkenullvier* 05-05-2013 01:06 PM

I too thought (from the highlights) that the canada-denmark play by play was pretty good. He does use more of a football lingo than we're used to, but I don't mind it.

TheNeutrality 05-05-2013 03:47 PM

Switzerland - Canada


admire 05-05-2013 04:14 PM










ViD 05-05-2013 05:22 PM

Man, it looks like no matter how many goals are scored in a game, how many great chances and saves there are, they make it no longer than two minutes...What's up with this stupidity?

xerox 05-06-2013 03:31 PM

rofl@goal calls

S E P H 05-07-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by xerox (Post 65439155)
rofl@goal calls

:laugh:

Just watch the Belarus/Slovenia game. O M FFFFFFFFFF G that announcer is so damn amazing.

russianhockey 05-09-2013 07:55 AM

youtube blocks IIHF videos, that why i uploaded them now on dailymotion (all in hd/720p)

RUSSIA-LATVIA
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzo...i-iiiiii_sport

RUSSIA-GERMANY
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzo...iiiiiiii_sport

RUSSIA-USA
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzp...iiii-iii_sport

NoShowWilly 05-09-2013 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by S E P H (Post 65565097)
:laugh:

Just watch the Belarus/Slovenia game. O M FFFFFFFFFF G that announcer is so damn amazing.

checked out the highlights. :laugh:


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