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12-02-2012, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Banana Sandwiches View Post
I may be in the minority here, but I don't mind a good homer announcer so long as they're entertaining. If I'm watching the Bruins, I want Jack Edwards. If I'm watching the Sabres, I want Rick Jeanneret. Guys like that, though homers, exhibit so much passion in their calls that it makes the game more exciting to watch.
It's hockey, do you really need more excitement? Especially, manufactured excitement?

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12-02-2012, 04:48 AM
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Actually, the OP had all five of my 5 faves in that video to start the thread, so good going!

I'd also add Chris Cuthbert as an honorable mention.

Jack Edwards is by far my least fave. So unprofessional. Such a homer. Totally lame.

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12-02-2012, 09:12 AM
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Jim Hughson or Chris Cuthbert.

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12-02-2012, 10:25 AM
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12-02-2012, 10:29 AM
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I'm not sure why Ken Daniels from Detroit doesn't get any credit. I find him to be a lot like Jim Hughson with a slightly less cool voice. But he isn't an outrageous homer, has a good voice, and has made up some cool phrases that have caught on (Datsyukian deke, for example).

Maybe people just don't watch Detroit games.

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12-03-2012, 02:45 PM
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Damn people, Jack Edwards may be biased as hell but he is ****ing entertaining to listen to.

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12-13-2012, 10:32 AM
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It's funny how people seem to unconditionally love or hate Jeannerett. I personally love him.

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12-13-2012, 10:42 AM
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12-13-2012, 10:49 AM
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This list lacks Foster Hewitt and is therefore incorrect.

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12-13-2012, 03:59 PM
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Joe Bowen
Jim Hughson
CC(anybody else love it when Pierre calls him that?)
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Emerick, though I don't hear him much

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12-13-2012, 04:01 PM
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Sam Rosen is great, has a great voice for it and calls a fairly unbiased game.

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12-13-2012, 06:50 PM
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One of the best announcers in the NHL is Dave Goucher. He's a radio guy but he would be awesome on TV. Same for Bob Beers.

I like Doc and Pierre along with Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley.

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12-13-2012, 07:50 PM
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12-13-2012, 10:42 PM
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this man left darren eliot speechless so many times.

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12-13-2012, 11:09 PM
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I like the LA announcer because he sticks to the play and doesnt wander off on to many stories.. whenever the Sens play US teams I usually use the other teams feed.

Atleast that's my experience with Brown & Potvin..

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Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin View Post
This list lacks Foster Hewitt and is therefore incorrect.
Then please feel free to dig up his grave and reanimate him

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12-14-2012, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Jurgen View Post
love the voice of jim hughson
agreed, hands down my favourite, what I like most about him is his ability to know where his "expertise" ends and allowing his partners in the booth, often with the NHL experience to offer their perspectives

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Edwards ainec. Seriously though, I got hours of good entertainment from him.

Other than that, cast another vote for Hughson.

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12-14-2012, 08:02 AM
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What's with the idea that team-specific announcers are supposed to be impartial? National announcers, sure. But team-specific ones? I find Jack Edwards entertaining, to be honest. "Get up!"

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12-14-2012, 08:08 AM
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Sam Rosen and Jim Hughson > everyone else

And I'd like to use this as an oppurtunity to say that Kenny Albert should become the Rangers PxP guy once Sam retires (which will probably sooner rather than later, sadly). He's great on the radio and it was nice hearing him call some playoff games this year.

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12-14-2012, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jpchabby View Post
I don't know if french ones count, but Pierre Houde on RDS is really, really good.
Being a Habs fan I obviously know him better than any other announcers. Without being too spectacular he's doing a classy and very professional job, night after night and he's known for asking players the right way to pronounce their name. He sometimes tend to chat a bit during play, but that was mostly during the Pedneault/Brunet era. For me, he's the best franco at this since René Lecavalier. That's a HUGE compliment.

And like me, he's a aviation aficionado. "Et le buuuuuut!!"

And... Edwards? Really?

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12-14-2012, 09:01 AM
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I don't know how people don't like Jack Edwards. He's funny, entertaining, and he really does know hockey.

Sure he's a Bruins fan so you're bound to have some homer moments but he at least calls the opposing team's goals with some energy unlike some other announcers who sound like their dog died.

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12-14-2012, 09:11 AM
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For me its

1. Bob Cole - the man, the legend. I grew up listening to that man call my Leafs every saturday night, and my only memories of the playoffs are with him calling the games. EASILY my favourite.

2. Doc Emmerick

3. Jim Hughson - the reason he is lower is cause he is usually paired with idiots like Healey

4. Chris Cuthbert

5. Ken Daniels

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12-14-2012, 09:13 AM
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Not the Pittsburg guys and not Doc. To biased for my taste, they are the Marcel Reif and Bela Rethi of NHL hockey.

But yeah, the Rangers dudes and that crazy Buffalo dude by a mile.

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Most annoying Doc Emrick and Hughson(if Hughson still says "That´s Hockey" then he wins the tie breaker.

Rick Jeanneret
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