You know, my perspective has completely shifted on Butch. I was old enough to watch hockey right AFTER the dynasty (1985). I did see the greatness of Bossy, because he still had the skill even though he couldn't bring it every night. You could see the remainders in some of the other guys who were basically beat up half to death (Trottier, Potvin). But I've watched some of the NHL vault games, and I just had no idea what kind of player Butchie was. He was as annoying as a common housefly, but a deadly finisher off of turnovers. Someone ought to show Grabner some video of Butchie, that's what he ought to be. That was a dude who knew how to finish on a breakaway.
Since I've ditched cable this season and moved over to Hockey Streams to watch the games, I haven't been able to see an Islanders broadcast as of yet. I gotta say it's a mixed blessing. On one hand, I don't have to hear Butch mess up the names of the players on the team he works for, but on the other, I can no longer share in the jovial ribbing that we give him for doing the exact same thing!