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05-16-2011, 10:43 AM
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Replacing John Amirante

John Amirante is old and (in my opinion) not the greatest singer ever. What he IS good at is getting people really into the anthems and psyched for a game. But he can't do it forever...

Would you like to see the Rangers go with a single anthem singer at every game or have them rotate like they have been doing on nights when Amirante can't attend/doesn't feel up to it?

Is this a reality show idea for MSG Network? I'd watch...

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You replace John Amirante with John Amirante's programmed corpse. He should sing the anthem forever.

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You replace John Amirante with John Amirante's programmed corpse. He should sing the anthem forever.
Thank you!

Would love to hear that man sing the National Anthem every game.

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I cant picture it sang by anyone else. Just like when Sam retires. It wont be the same. I had a nightmare that Sam's replacement was Chico Resche...

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I cant picture it sang by anyone else. Just like when Sam retires. It wont be the same. I had a nightmare that Sam's replacement was Chico Resche...
i just threw up in my mouth

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i like amirante. but to replace him i would get the guy that sings the canadien anthem for the canucks. sign him to an offer sheet.

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amirante snubbed me at the 1994 parade and I have never forgiven him for that. With that toupee and mediocre voice he should be let go flat out.

replace with him some young woman who has got nice "chops"

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John Amirante is old and (in my opinion) not the greatest singer ever. What he IS good at is getting people really into the anthems and psyched for a game. But he can't do it forever...

Would you like to see the Rangers go with a single anthem singer at every game or have them rotate like they have been doing on nights when Amirante can't attend/doesn't feel up to it?

Is this a reality show idea for MSG Network? I'd watch...
John is a legend...you new breed of Ranger fans...just terrible!

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amirante snubbed me at the 1994 parade and I have never forgiven him for that. With that toupee and mediocre voice he should be let go flat out.

replace with him some young woman who has got nice "chops"
what did he do?

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John is a legend...you new breed of Ranger fans...just terrible!
This coming season is my 25th year of watching the team seriously.

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This coming season is my 25th year of watching the team seriously.
and u want to replace him?

I get goose bumps everytime he sings.

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I get that Amirante has a presence at the Garden, and he should do at least a few games every year for as long as he wants. That being said, vocally speaking, the guy's a train wreck. It's almost comical to hear him try to hit the high notes at this point, and every game I attend where he sings the anthem I just end up feeling sorry for the guy.

I'm in favor of bringing in a rotation of local talent that really has the ability and stage presence that the anthem on the Garden ice calls for.

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I'm in favor of bringing in a rotation of local talent that really has the ability and stage presence that the anthem on the Garden ice calls for.
I'm a fan of this option.

Every time Amirante goes out on the ice I just cringe.. and I don't think there is a real comparison between replacing a guy who sings for 30 seconds at the start of the broadcast to replacing the guy who talks nonstop for the entire ~3 hour broadcast. Dear Sam... NEVER RETIRE.

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The guy who sings during the Canadiens games is a beast.

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You replace John Amirante with John Amirante's programmed corpse. He should sing the anthem forever.
I think they already did that. lol

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The guy who sings during the Canadiens games is a beast.
Charles Prevost-Linton.

I think it would be super classy if we got someone who could do parts of Oh Canada in French when playing against MTL and OTT.

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How about Pia Toscano.

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Charles Prevost-Linton.

I think it would be super classy if we got someone who could do parts of Oh Canada in French when playing against MTL and OTT.
Please no.

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At some point Amirante will have to retire. They should just hold auditions. Not in the traditional sense, but just have some random people *(who obviously sing well) come out and sing the anthem, and narrow them down until they get the person who will be the next anthem voice of the Rangers.

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I don't really care for Amirante's voice that much. IMHO the best thing he has going for him is the 'nostalgia factor'.

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Whats-his-name and who i think is his daughter has done it several times lately. I wonder if they are breaking them in as replacements?

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