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BlueShirts88 01-03-2010 08:45 PM

Joe Micheletti
I dont remember seeing a poll on this, and I'm curious because I got into an arguement with someone at the game the other day.

I have met him before, and he is very knowledgable and friendly. Back in his Islander days, I met him at the Colisuem and we talked for a while. Very, very nice guy and despite some of what I hear, really knows the sport.

Now my question is this- Do you like him as the Rangers color guy? I'm not asking you to compare him to JD or Sam, because that is not fair. All I'm asking is if you are happy with him as our announcer.

Keep in mind some other guys we could be stuck with.

allstar3970 01-03-2010 08:47 PM

Nope. He may be knowledgeable and a nice guy, but he is still unbearable as a color guy most of the time.

BlueShirts88 01-03-2010 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by allstar3970 (Post 22990675)
Nope. He may be knowledgeable and a nice guy, but he is still unbearable as a color guy most of the time.

I'm just curious, what about him makes you feel that way?

BroadwayBlues 01-03-2010 08:51 PM

Not awful. He's alright.

John Torturella 01-03-2010 08:53 PM

I hated him at first, but he grew on me. He has a reputation as a huge homer, but Im not sure its deserved. Maybe I need to pay more attention or something.

But Joe M. has definitely grown on me.

New York RKY 01-03-2010 08:56 PM

I don't think he's half bad and he and Sam have gotten better together IMO, but still I miss Sam and JD lol.

OverTheCap 01-03-2010 08:57 PM

Not a fan.

His analysis could be a better... "so-and-so is having a strong game"... OK, please elaborate why. Using adjectives like "great" and "strong" are not very descriptive.

Another thing I noticed is that during the post-game show against the Flyers, he was more critical of the Rangers than he was while doing the live commentary for the game. I would like him a lot more if he could bring that type of objective analysis during the game. He praises the Rangers for the good things that they do but tends to overlook the mistakes that they make.

FOXHOUND* 01-03-2010 08:59 PM

Would rather have Dave Maloney in the booth with Sam to be honest and put joe on the radio

t3hg00se 01-03-2010 09:01 PM

He's really fair during games, I respect that.

Net Front Presence 01-03-2010 09:06 PM

Yes, I like him. He seems like a nice guy and he usually knows what he's talking about.

we want cup 01-03-2010 09:07 PM

He's a bit frustrating. A times, he'll provide astute, unbiased commentary.

At other times, though, it's just "________ is skating well, isn't he Sam?" Which is ok, just not 5,000 times a game.

nyr2k2 01-03-2010 09:08 PM

He has some irritating habits, but whatever. All in all he's pretty solid.

And when you have Center Ice and listen to all the other teams' broadcasts, you realize how bad most of the talent is out there. Joe is great compared to most.

Jaromir Jagr 01-03-2010 09:08 PM

It's a Rangers channel. There has to be some homerism. There's none with him.

Complete moron.

SML 01-03-2010 09:13 PM

Can't stand him. A color guy is supposed to provide some insight into the game, not repeatedly ask rhetorical layup non answer questions questions all night. Coco the Gorilla could sign more insightful analysis than Michelletti, and I'd be willing to bet Coco has never even seen a hockey game.

polako 01-03-2010 09:17 PM

When he incessantly praises Player X on the opposing team all game (e.g., Okposo against the Isles last week), he gets irritating - it gives me the impression that it's not natural, but a predetermined talking point. However, he is better than Jaffe and Chico in the local market.

Still would love to see a personable ex-Ranger in that role, a la Clyde with the NYK.

we want cup 01-03-2010 09:21 PM

What would you guys think about Duguay getting the color job? I've really enjoyed him in the between period segments. I'd be interested to see how he did in-game.

Dagoon44 01-03-2010 09:35 PM

I hate Joe with a passion, He brings nothing to the game and is dragging Sam down with him

squishy 01-03-2010 09:39 PM

Joe makes my ears bleed. Sadly, Sam's really slipped in recent years as well. If he actually calls 10% of the play that goes on these days, that's a lot. The pair of them basically just chat back and forth throughout the game. Unfortunately, Joe's idea of chatting is "so-and-so is really skating well tonight, isn't he Sam?" or "so-and-so is getting better and better with each game".

SML 01-03-2010 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by we want cup (Post 22991444)
What would you guys think about Duguay getting the color job? I've really enjoyed him in the between period segments. I'd be interested to see how he did in-game.

No. Duguay is a little too far back for my tastes. He looks like Keith Richards and even in his in studio work, he's a bit rough around the edges. I'd love to see Mike Richter, but I think he's got better things going on. Same with Leetch, but I don't thin he wants to go on the road all year when he's got little kids at home. Graves would be a natural, I don't think anyone could ever dislike him, but he might not dig the road either. You know who I bet would be a riot is Tie Domi, but I don't think he'd come back to the NY area. The guy most deserving is Dave Maloney. He does the job, he offers insight, he's got history with the team, and he's already willing to do the travel. I know he was teammates with Duguay, but he just doesn't come off as "studio 54" as Duguay does to me.

gilles lupien 01-03-2010 10:04 PM

He's been bugging me for so long. I can't stand him. He's a bonehead. I can't stand his stupid John Maddenesque stuttering rip-offs and his complete lack of vocabulary. "So and so is GOOD". If I hear "good" one more time...Jeez...

allstar3970 01-03-2010 10:24 PM


Originally Posted by NYRangers88 (Post 22990718)
I'm just curious, what about him makes you feel that way?

It's the whole package. The irrelevant talking points during play, the terrible joke attempts and the other things mentioned above and in other threads. Sometimes while watching the games I will literally cringe at some of the things he says (and repeats).

He just generally adds nothing to (and often subtracts from) the game commentary for me. This isn't to say he doesn't know hockey, and I'm also not saying that he never has good insights. To this viewer, I just dont enjoy his overall work.

Could be worse...he could devolve into self parody like Fischler has.

Nekz 01-03-2010 10:32 PM

Don't like him. Would like Dave to step up and become the color commentator.

NYRFAN218 01-03-2010 10:34 PM

I'm fine with him. He can get repetitive and annoying sometimes but for the most part he's pretty good. And compared to the rest of the league's color guy's, we're pretty lucky.

ThisYearsModel 01-03-2010 10:35 PM

Seems like a nice guy. Crappy color guy.........better as the between the bench guy. They should flip flop him with Dave Maloney or send him back to Long Island.

silverfish 01-03-2010 10:46 PM

He's grown on me since he got into the booth, but I'm still not sold.

A third, middle-ground option, would have been nice. But I'm gonna give him the benefit of the doubt and vote yes.

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