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06-12-2012, 01:20 PM
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Ted Black on WGR, clarifying the changes for those who don't understand:


- RJ PxP
- Rob Ray Color Commentary from between the benches

Black: "did this with Stiegerwold and Errey in PIT, worked very well, almost forces each of the men to share the time" implied that once they work a few games, it becomes more natural and they know when to ping pong, etc


- Rob Ray in booth as colorman
- they have NOT determined the play-by-play fill in for RJ, and this is because they don't know how many or which games Jeanneret will not call. Once they have this information, they think they'll have plenty of time to get the spots filled.
- no mention of Dunleavy

Games vs. Other MSG Teams

- Sabres will have their own broadcast up and running for those games, home and/or away, because using the NYR/NYI/NJ feed is, "in so many words, bush league" - Black

Confirmed that Brian Duff will be FULL TIME behind the desk, pre-game and post game, home and away, with Roby. Sounds like Gare and Neale will be sprinkled in as additional "Roby's"

- Mentioned keeping Neale on in an administrative capacity, going to events, behind the scenes me, implying he's totally done as a color man

So in short, just as I surmised earlier:

Duff is the new, fulltime Sylvester

Ray is the new Neale, but will be at ice-level for home games

Neale and Gare will be additional "Roby's"

Fill-in for games RJ does not call will be determined later

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