How do you guys know Rose isn't bound to a contract with the Islanders or something?
But I agree, I want Howie -- but I also might be one of the few who doesn't want Sam to retire! And I find it funny when he calls Ranger/Islander games, he is able to hold in his emotions for the Rangers even though he is rooting for them. It takes alot of skill to do that, for sure.
__________________ "Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!"~H. Rose
Rose is my #1 choice. Probably my favorite pbp guy ever, which means a lot coming from me, considering I'm an announcer snob.
Personally, I'd be alright with Jay Gee. Don't really get the hate. His voice isn't great, but he's efficient.
How could you be alright with Geems? When he calls a game it is terribly done he sounds like the girl from Small Wonder, and calls the play like he's reading from a book....
Who wouldn't want Howie???? He has one of the greatest calls in Ranger history, probably up there in NHL history, and the man has paid his dues like said before here. Christ he has to call Fishstick games, if that isn't insulting enough.
Absolutely love Kenny, can't think of anyone else I'd rather have replace Sam ATM. But I also think Kenny is more suited for radio, he's very good at spewing out play-by-play very quickly for those listening who can't see anything.