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02-23-2007, 08:00 PM
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Not a fan of Joe. As a matter of fact, I think that he hasn't grown as the year has progressed. But, he's replacing a legend and deserves another year. I miss the chemistry and the synergy between Sam and JD. The lack of synergy is dragging Sam down...but, another year is fair. The whole trivia thing has become silly and is no longer the great fun it was.
I'm a big fan of Mike Emrick. For those of us older fans, who remember Foster Hewitt (considered the greatest hockey announcer of all time): back in the 60s, before cable, the net, etc, the only way to listen to hockey aside from the Rangers, was to hopefully have good radio reception and pick up Hewitt from Toronto and Danny Galivan from Montreal). Once you heard Hewitt, it was always possible to pick up those announcers influenced by him. He had a certain cadence to his voice and gave an ebb and flow to the game. Emrick certainly sounds like Hewitt was a major influence. Thats why he's the best there is.

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