I like Natalie, I think she is very attractive, I have seen her in person and that is even better! I think she knows her stuff and doesn't fumble around with words. She is a welcome respite from the crap we have seen on the ice, her reporting brightens things up, at least for me!
My main issue with Natalie is her cadence. She puts a strange emphasis on her syllables while she's talking which is really distracting to me. I find myself listening to how she's speaking rather than what she's saying and I don't think that's a quality you want in any on air speaking role.
I'm know that I'm probably in the minority on this one though. My life is based around audio so I'm sure something like that sticks out to me more.
@Aportline "Told FSO/#CBJ have hired Dan Kamel as in-studio pre-/post-game analyst. He was Atlanta TV play-by-play before franchise moved to Winnipeg"
@Aportline "Former #CBJ Andrew Cassles, former OSU coach John Markell and former OSU player Paul Caponigiri were all interested in analyst job."
Probably not enough cash, but a team of Kamel and Cassels would have been cool.
"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
Poor Ray. You know it's bad when I would rather listen to Rimer any day over Mr. Crawford. I felt sorry for the guy really.
He was way over his head and likely only got the job because of his wife. I stopped watching the pre and post game shows because of how awkward he was in front of the camera. But he did seem to be a little better when Maetzold was there to take a little presser off of him.
What's going to be interesting is what they are going to do in April when the Jackets, Indians, Cavs and Jackets are playing on the same night.
I have been lucky, living inside 270. I haven't been pre-empted for those other teams, but have read all of the problems posters in those cities have had. That should be first on their list to problem solve.