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02-04-2013, 06:44 PM
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Steve Mears moving onto NHL Network

Mears Moves On to NHL Network

Wish him all the best.


I guess we're gonna still be stuck with who shall not be named.

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poor asset management yet again by Shero... probably could've gotten a decent pick for him...

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meh.

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non-issue. to be honest, I never saw the reason for all the love for this guy anyway. I found him incredibly dull & not a worthy successor to Mike Lange.

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As long as we never lose Steigy/Errey.

By the way, that's pure sarcasm. I know some people like them, but I really hate them. They are a joke, and sometimes really don't know anything about hockey. like the penalty for using your hand to win a faceoff that they were dumbfounded on for a few minutes until someone had to have told them. I know it's a new rule, but I'd venture to bet that at least half the people on this board knew what the call was for right away.

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02-04-2013, 09:32 PM
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Errey and Steigy are annoying as hell, but no one is worse than Jay Caulfield. The guy is like a robotic Frankenstein. His telestration is as fascinating as watching paint dry.

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02-05-2013, 01:26 AM
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Good. I don't like Steigerwald one bit, but being stuck with this guy for, potentially, the next 30 years would have been very, very bad. Just abominable at play by play and hopelessly bland at everything else.

Should figure out what it would take to get Tom Grace out of WB.

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Good. I don't like Steigerwald one bit, but being stuck with this guy for, potentially, the next 30 years would have been very, very bad. Just abominable at play by play and hopelessly bland at everything else.

Should figure out what it would take to get Tom Grace out of WB.
It's on like Donkey Kong!

Anyway, I don't really care about the announcers. I do get kind of disappointed when I see a confirmed with link because I instantly think trade! and then it's frickin Steve Mears is leaving.

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I wasn't a huge Mears fan. but he certainly annoys me less than Steiggy.

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Mears is incredibly talented. That is a real loss.

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I wasn't a huge Mears fan. but he certainly annoys me less than Steiggy.
I am hard pressed to think of any commentator for any team that isn't less annoying than Steiggy.

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Errey and Steigy are annoying as hell, but no one is worse than Jay Caulfield. The guy is like a robotic Frankenstein. His telestration is as fascinating as watching paint dry.
It's probably similar to every fan base they find their announcers, etc.. bad, but I Pens definitively have the worst game breakdown guy in all the sports in Jay, I don't know who is more pathetic, jay or Rob king listening ti him and nodding his head.....

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I am hard pressed to think of any commentator for any team that isn't less annoying than Steiggy.
There was a guy that used to do radio for Hershey, and then he moved onto Tampa.

Can't remember his name, but he had the most annoying high-pitched squeals in the universe.

Even Clueless Old Steigy is more tolerable (despite being a clueless old goat).

Don't know if that guy's still doing commentary for a team currently or not.

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It's probably similar to every fan base they find their announcers, etc.. bad, but I Pens definitively have the worst game breakdown guy in all the sports in Jay, I don't know who is more pathetic, jay or Rob king listening ti him and nodding his head.....
Yeah honestly, it's really, really bad. I watch a lot of other intermission shows around the league, and our is the worst. Errey and Potash are the only tolerable ones IMO. They are both overly cheesy and Potash is creepy, but they I find them at least tolerable.

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There was a guy that used to do radio for Hershey, and then he moved onto Tampa.

Can't remember his name, but he had the most annoying high-pitched squeals in the universe.

Even Clueless Old Steigy is more tolerable (despite being a clueless old goat).

Don't know if that guy's still doing commentary for a team currently or not.

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I think I'm the only one who loved this guy and laughed hysterically at his screaming.

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02-05-2013, 01:39 PM
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Holy **** that guy is crazy. He should have a battle of the obnoxious play callers with Rick Jeanneret.

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I think I'm the only one who loved this guy and laughed hysterically at his screaming.
He was so ridiculous and over the top I couldn't help but laugh. My most distinct memory of him was in the finals when they scored and he yells "TAKE THAT KIPRUSOFF!!!!!!"

As far as Jeanerett, god do I hate him. His obnoxious goal calls (where he sounds like he's gargling at the tail end of each) are the worst. Also, each time I hear him when Pominville scores a small part of me dies. Look it up if anyone needs to.

Oh yeah, about Mears: I'm glad to hear some say he wasn't that great. I was pining for someone new and it did seem like they were grooming him. Anyone other than Steigy I would welcome with open arms including Mears, but truth be told he was pretty vanilla and often boring when I heard him on the radio. I gotta hand it to him, he worked hard it seems. Between all the nonsense Penguin stuff he did including arena-only garbage, Inside Penguins Hockey, etc. plus he started popping up on NHL Network.

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02-05-2013, 04:33 PM
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I am hard pressed to think of any commentator for any team that isn't less annoying than Steiggy.
Greg Brown is worse. At least Steigerwald doesn't snidely smack down (correct) analysis from the color guy or go into 30 second screaming fits about one goal scored in an 8-2 loss, then try to sell the soundbyte as a ringtone.

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Steigerwald is that guy who's trying to be cool, but doesn't fit the bill. Like a kids dad trying to be hip around his friends.

Sorry, you are either cool or not. Just be yourself and call the game. The stupid remarks/jokes are getting him nowhere. He's trying too hard. Errey, he can get away with it, but to a point.

A really good pair would be Bourque and Errey. Bourque with the distinguished voice for play by play, and Errey's comedy would really set it off just right. That's just me though.

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Watching Mears right now. For me, he is awful. Very amateurish.

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