"Prust is trying to get the fans going behind the team!"
"But it isn't working!!!"
Cole is awesome. The most classic voice for hockey. Nostalgic. How many big plays can you remember being called by this man. An absolute legend.
Cole and Neale were not always together.
BRian MacFarlane was a colour guy, and I believe Neale started out with D!ck Irvin Jr. IRvin was both PbP and Colour in MTL in the mid 80's. (There was a time when the LEafs were not shown on HNIC every saturday)
Now you want a classic voice. Irvin's was unmistakable.
I agree. He may have been a little bit before my time, but I've seen enough of the old highlights with him and Danny Gallivan to know the voice, and am enough of a hockey buff to know a little about the man behind it. A true pioneer in television broadcasting, following his legendary father's footsteps towards the great game we know and love.
I was born and raised on Cole calling the Leafs though. He has a special place in my Hall of Fame.
"Mario Lemieux, coming to centre, trying fool Bourque and DOES!!"
Doesn't Cuthbert do most of the CFL games?
I think he is very good.
I would be pretty happy if we got Cole back mistakes or not.
I HATE Hughson!!!!!!!! I know...strong reaction over a guy who sounds like a robot right?
That clip posted earlier is maybe the funniest thing I've heard with Hughson involved!
And yes... I did read "Its In The Net" in Hughson's voice, and it did sound VERY familiar.
Speaking of nostalgia, you know who rarely gets mentioned, but really he was the voice of HNIC for me as a kid, is Bill Hewitt. Probably in part because he sounded so much like his Dad, many people may have assumed he was his Dad. Anyway he was the voice of the Leafs in the 70's.
He is the voice I grew up listening to for Leaf games. I also loved Jim Robson and Danny Galivan. All three were light years better than Hughson.
Does anybody have a clip or something from where Bob said this:
"It takes 4 wins, 4 times, to get your name on that beautiful trophy, that is the most classic piece of silverware in sports. This ladies and gentlemen is what itís all about. This is the Stanley Cup"