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Best NHL Commentators #1

View Poll Results: Who is the best commentator?
Bob Cole (CBC) 7 5.93%
Jim Hughson (CBC) 20 16.95%
Doc Emrick (NBC) 19 16.10%
Dave Strader (NBC) 2 1.69%
Chris Cuthbert (TSN) 15 12.71%
Gord Miller (TSN) 5 4.24%
Jack Edwards (Bruins) 9 7.63%
Rick Jeanneret (Sabres) 5 4.24%
John Forslund (Hurricanes) 4 3.39%
Pat Foley (Blackhawks) 2 1.69%
Ralph Strangis (Stars) 10 8.47%
Ken Daniels (Red Wings) 2 1.69%
Bob Miller (Kings) 6 5.08%
Dave Randorf (Canadiens) 0 0%
Pierre Houde (Canadiens) 1 0.85%
Pete Weber (Predators) 0 0%
Howie Rose (Islanders) 0 0%
Sam Rosen (Rangers) 1 0.85%
Jim Jackson (Flyers) 1 0.85%
Randy Hahn (Sharks) 3 2.54%
John Kelly (Blues) 0 0%
Joe Bowen (Maple Leafs) 1 0.85%
John Shorthouse (Canucks) 2 1.69%
Joe Beninati (Capitals) 0 0%
Other 3 2.54%
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02-09-2013, 08:32 PM
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Best NHL Commentators #1

National and local broadcasters included, who do you think is the best play-by-play guy in the NHL today?

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Jack Edwards for his knowledge, energy and how he makes every game enjoyable.

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Jack Edwards for his knowledge, energy and how he makes every game enjoyable.
Jack Edwards for his neutrality and COMPLETE lack of bias.

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Doc for sure.

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only took the first few posts for thread to be derailed

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A s a die hard Flyers fan, i actually like Jack Edwards ! Pro hockey is all about entertainment, and whether you like or dislike the guy, he is really entertaining !

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Don't here most of the guys on the list, but in Canada it is easily Hughson then Cuthbert. No one else comes close to those guys.

Shorty is pretty damn good too. We've been spoiled with PBP's in Vancouver going back to Jim Robson.

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Definitely Doc. He actually adds to the game. I would watch a 6-0 laugher just to listen to Doc describe it.

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Don't here most of the guys on the list, but in Canada it is easily Hughson then Cuthbert. No one else comes close to those guys.

Shorty is pretty damn good too. We've been spoiled with PBP's in Vancouver going back to Jim Robson.
Couldn't agree more with this post.

Only thing I'd add is I voted Edwards because that guy is the broadcaster of broadcasters. Not afraid to hide his bias and he goes over the top routinely. He's like the Steve Bennett of play by play...

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Ken Daniels. I enjoy his enthusiasm and professionalism.

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Cuthbert for me, and it's not really close with the decline of Bob Cole.

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Only familiar with the TSN, NBC and Dallas Stars commentators. Watched a few games with most of the others, but not enough to comment.

All I know is that most people who aren't Stars fans and watch Stars feeds usually say that Dallas' pair is not biased, is interesting, talks relatively significantly about the other team without a slant, and is always excited when something happens, whether it's his team or not.

Voted Strangis.

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Bob Miller has 2 votes. I tried to watch a Kings game on center ice last week, and it was too painful to listen to

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Only familiar with the TSN, NBC and Dallas Stars commentators. Watched a few games with most of the others, but not enough to comment.

All I know is that most people who aren't Stars fans and watch Stars feeds usually say that Dallas' pair is not biased, is interesting, talks relatively significantly about the other team without a slant, and is always excited when something happens, whether it's his team or not.

Voted Strangis.
I have listened to a few Dallas games and i agree with you ! Very non homerish crew in Dallas, which is refreshing actually......Our Philly crew are a bunch of Homers too often and i enjoy listening to other teams announcers when the Flyers are on the road etc.

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Don't here most of the guys on the list, but in Canada it is easily Hughson then Cuthbert. No one else comes close to those guys.

Shorty is pretty damn good too. We've been spoiled with PBP's in Vancouver going back to Jim Robson.
I agree with Cuthbert but i can't stand Hughson. I don't like his style and the fact that he's a huge Canucks homer is really annoying, at least he could try and hide his bias a little...

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Bob Miller has 2 votes. I tried to watch a Kings game on center ice last week, and it was too painful to listen to
Even worse, Bob Cole his two votes. When I can't sleep at night I listen to a Bob Cole telecast.

I think some people gravitate towards dry and quiet announcers, because as I've said HF is a retirement home.

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Even worse, Bob Cole his two votes. When I can't sleep at night I listen to a Bob Cole telecast.

I think some people gravitate towards dry and quiet announcers, because as I've said HF is a retirement home.
Bob Cole was very good for a long time, he just got old and it hasn't been pretty.

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Love Bob Cole for the fact he has been around so long, but he's not nealry as good as Hughson or Cuthbert at this point.

I chose Jim Hughson, although I think he was better way back with TSN when he was less reserved.

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I honestly did not know that people liked Emrick

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Jim Hughson for me.

If he's commentating, I'll watch the game even if I could care less about the game itself, which I am doing now.

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Some sunbelt teams commentators are funny.


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Where is Mark Lee?

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Only familiar with the TSN, NBC and Dallas Stars commentators. Watched a few games with most of the others, but not enough to comment.

All I know is that most people who aren't Stars fans and watch Stars feeds usually say that Dallas' pair is not biased, is interesting, talks relatively significantly about the other team without a slant, and is always excited when something happens, whether it's his team or not.

Voted Strangis.
Perfectly said. We'be been spoiled with Ralph and Razor for all these years. I don't want to sound like a homer, but I really think Ralph is an expert at his craft. My second place vote is for Doc.

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