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03-29-2013, 11:50 AM
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He's used "Nathan Kadri" a few times this year.

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"came acrost"

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"good effort by the Sabres" - every period, every game

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more player names:

Nathan gerbay

and my favorite, the irishman:

Greg o'renko

poor guy has taken one too many punches to the head.
/\ this.

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Maybe I missed it, but I'm surprised no one's mentioned how Ray thinks that "doing some nice work down low" will fix every problem the sabres have

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"I think you're going to see....." He says in sort of a higher pitched voice than normal. I will never forget this one. He said this last night against the Panthers as well.
1:07
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9tUF3NkZ4Y

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03-29-2013, 05:11 PM
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Nathan Kadri is by far the best I've heard all year.

"We're in 'Murica now, your name is Nathan!"

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03-29-2013, 05:15 PM
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All of this is true, and he is definitely chuckle-worthy. But I've noticed over the last month that he's been much more critical of players and even the team than he used to. I think he's still feeling out how much of a homer his bosses want him to be. I'm sure that they told him to keep the tone as positive as possible. However, he clearly took that too far, and maybe they're telling him he has some more lee-way. That's not that easy of a job.

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03-29-2013, 05:41 PM
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Serious question about Ray. Several years ago I was at one one the Sabres carnivals and Ray was doing a Q&A. Someone asked him why he blinks so much and shakes his head up and down. He got kind of offended and responded to the effect of "we have already covered this. I dont want to talk about it. Next question?"

What is the reason for this tick?

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All of this is true, and he is definitely chuckle-worthy. But I've noticed over the last month that he's been much more critical of players and even the team than he used to. I think he's still feeling out how much of a homer his bosses want him to be. I'm sure that they told him to keep the tone as positive as possible. However, he clearly took that too far, and maybe they're telling him he has some more lee-way. That's not that easy of a job.
He was especially surly last night when talking to Schopp/Bulldog, which was strange.

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I think there's a drinking game to be had every time Rayzer uses the word "Fantastic."

Though, any kind of drinking game involving this version of the Buffalo Sabres may lead to a dark, dark depressive state.

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03-29-2013, 08:04 PM
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I have to throw my personal favorite out there. About 2 years ago the Sabres had a segment about players visiting kids at Roswell or something and Ray's commentary after the clip was that going to visit these kids is "the most fantastic thing you can awesome do."

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This is the worst of the bunch.
Grew up in a grammar police state so I am sensitive to grammar issues.

Rayzor Burns that drive me nuts:

- He seen it

- Acrost

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03-30-2013, 08:46 AM
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"Nice"

Somebody needs to threaten his job. He is a lunkhead.

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I didn't realize Ray was this bad. I never really get a chance to listen to Sabres broadcasts. Would love a list like this for Denis Potvin. He has quite the repertoire of butchered names/sayings.

Serious luls @ Steve Nash.

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I didn't realize Ray was this bad. I never really get a chance to listen to Sabres broadcasts. Would love a list like this for Denis Potvin. He has quite the repertoire of butchered names/sayings.

Serious luls @ Steve Nash.
The guy who does color for Nashville has to be functionally retarded. He can barely talk and he spends the whole game trying to tell the players what to do in real time. It's like the requirements for being an NHL color guy are at least 5 concussions or an IQ under 80, except for Dallas of course.

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03-30-2013, 10:51 AM
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I miss Jim Lorentz so much.

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I miss Jim Lorentz so much.
Me too

As for Ray, I thought he was fine as the 3rd member of the broadcast working between the benches. It allowed him to add the occasional observation and it was usually a good one because he had time to gather his thoughts. But as the only color guy, I don't think he has the ability to process what he sees quick enough to make quality observations. Hence we get the badly mangled and mixed together words and phrases or he falls back on easy cliches.

Put Duff in the booth with Rick then put Ray as the 3rd man between the benches.

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I've gotten to the point of choosing to watch the opposing team broadcasts a lot of the time, solely because of how painful Ray is to listen to. I really think he's the worst color guy in the league.

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All of this is true, and he is definitely chuckle-worthy. But I've noticed over the last month that he's been much more critical of players and even the team than he used to. I think he's still feeling out how much of a homer his bosses want him to be. I'm sure that they told him to keep the tone as positive as possible. However, he clearly took that too far, and maybe they're telling him he has some more lee-way. That's not that easy of a job.
Unfortunately none of that changes the biggest problem with him which is that he is incoherent, redundant, lacks any insight and is borderline unlistenable.

The job of a color guy is to supplement the play by play with analysis and interesting details. The only thing interesting he brings to analyze are the creative ways he'll butcher the English language.

Harry Neal wasn't a good color guy, but at least he was fairly innocuous. Ray isn't merely not good, he is hoooooorrrriibbblle. He actively detracts from my enjoyment watching the games which is scant enough as it is this season.

Ted Black needs to 'address the situation' and find another place for him in the organization because despite what Ray might describe as a 'good effort' his current gig is a disaster.

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03-30-2013, 12:01 PM
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Duff is really good. Wouldn't mind someone like Peca or Barnaby getting a few games.

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03-30-2013, 01:04 PM
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Duff would be great.

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03-30-2013, 01:55 PM
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Tyler Myers name has been legally changed to "Big Tyler Myers".

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Duff would be great.
Meh, even he has caught the Sabres homer bug like Ray.
A few days ago, he claimed that the Flyers' playoff hopes depended on a single game (which they lost), yet still claims that the Sabres have a chance after their Florida road trip.

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Meh, even he has caught the Sabres homer bug like Ray.
A few days ago, he claimed that the Flyers' playoff hopes depended on a single game (which they lost), yet still claims that the Sabres have a chance after their Florida road trip.
Duff has deteriorated, in my eyes. He's suffering from FCS (Foligno Complacency Syndrome)... and the dude always looks nice and toasted during the broadcasts.

Unimpressive since he became a full timer IMO.

Sorry for being harsh. Just trying to address the situation as honestly as possible acrost all lines

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