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11-07-2011, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
I don't even mind his actual calls so much, it's just his voice is not suited to PBP. Overall, he's okay.
Im with you. He sees the game/plays better than Sam does, I dont even think thats up for debate - Sam is getting up there in years and misses more and more of the action each year. Giannone wasn't blessed with the almost iconic voice of Rosen though.

As for Sam, I literally grew up listening to him. His voice is synonymous with NYR hockey as far as Im concerned. However, Im not going to let emotions get in the way of the fact that his performance has slipped greatly in the last several years. Could be because hes getting old, could be because he lost the best color guy in the league in JD - probably a bit of both.

And while the Rangers broadcast team still beats out several others around the league, its getting tougher and tougher to listen to Sam and Joe work together.

With that said, I sure hope Giannone isnt the heir-apparent.

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