I hate Benoit Brunet
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12-01-2008, 09:11 AM
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His bias is very frustrating and he is ridiculously negative. He doesn't seem to know anything about the other teams either, which is lame.
Why can't we just have a commentator who is unbiased and calls the game the same for every player?
With that said, I prefer Brunet to Pierre McGuire on TSN. He's such a doushe.
CBC is the way to go, IMO.
I think Brunet exhibits some biase but it's based on familiarity and expectation. He tends to promote players he has a relationship with, note the first name status of some players, Saku and Guillaume.
I find that he considers GL a project, a project taking some heat, but a project nonetheless and he goes out of his way to praise details and strees 'that's what he has to do'.
Koivu, a valued ex teammate that he respects a lot.
Where he falls down is in terms of expectation. I'm not sure he's that far off base though at times. He's been tough on A.Kost., but he's a player expected to break through, have an impact and hasn't always appeared ready to take that step. On his worst night, I still want the puck on his stick ahead of Begin, but Begin has a different yardstick, the talent isn't comparable.
A certain ammount of hometown biase will always happen. He heads on the raod with the team, goes to practice to gauge things, the Begin's and Dandenault's will stop and chat easier than a S.Kost. for reasons of ease. Tougher to be tough when it's like that.
Biase happens, my nephew thought Roy's first name was 'aucune chance pour' because they said that after every goal.
Right now, I just like it when Brunet goes aye ye ye aye during the game, makes me laugh. I hate when it gets down to language though, it makes grey seem black n white.
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