I've noticed too.. the game doesn't sound as epic but am I the only one (for real in this case) who thinks it was time for a change? I dont want to be mean but he couldn't pronounce english names for nothing.
I love the slight accent in pronouncing English names. Claude Mouton did the same too and it only adds character/flavor to our home ice advantage. I hope the Habs never get a perfectly bilingual announcer-- it makes the experience that much more authentic.
My favorite announcement back in the day was: Le but du Canadien marque par numero 26, Canadiens goal scored by number 26, Mats Nassslloooooooonnnnd. Loved it every time.
I know this is kindof random, but am I the only one who noticed that Michel Lacroix hasn't been the announcer at the Bell Centre for the last 2 games? Anyone know what happened to him? I haven't gone to any games lately but it wouldn't feel like a habs game without his epic voice...