I just watched Goon the other night and once again I asked, why isn't Keilback doing hockey broadcasts?
I grew up in Winnipeg and spent many nights listening to the radio for the Jets games. Way before NHL Network, we were lucky to get 10 away games on the TV a season and there was no internet, so if you followed the team it was radio or nothing.
When the team moved so did Keilback and that lasted for a few years? I stopped following so I have no idea.
So what happened to the "Voice of the Jets", as I remember him. He is apparently basically out of the business, doing senior hockey or something along that line.
Watching the movie, I thought geez this guy still has it, why isn't he working the big leagues? Was he an issue? I know he didn't get hired when the Jets returned, so I wonder what happened?
Not sure anybody knows the real reason. I talked to Doug Moss right after it happened. He told me he got just as many calls demanding he be fired as calls mad about it. I find that hard to believe but that's what he said. Kurt brought a familiar flare to the games. Me and my friends still do our Keilback impressions. The guys we've had since are vanilla and boring in my opinion. We need more tradition and unique aspects brought back to our Coyotes. Gretzkey started a move to vanilla that I still don't understand.
As far as I know, there were personal things going on with Keilback behind the scenes and the Coyotes were tiring of it. They had a chance to upgrade and went for it. Pretty telling that he got fired (and the way they did it was also telling) right after he got the press box named after him. There must be some burned bridges there if he hasn't found work since.
We've all talked about Todd Walsh to death, I just wish he was less awkward and didn't ask questions with implied or obvious answers in interviews. He obviously cares a lot about Arizona hockey and is very passionate about his work, so I guess there's a ventricle in my heart for Todd Walsh.
Todd might care, but he doesn't have a ****in clue.