I really thinks it's bologna that we can't just have MSG do all the games like they did in the 80s, 90s, etc.
I can't stand forced National Broadcasts.
How about having both crews announce the games?
I've grown up with Sam calling the games, I'd rather have him call them not someone who was a Flyers and mostly a Devils announcer (Emrick), a Network that is going to shove Crosby and the Penguins down our throat every chance they get, and random Pittsburgh Pirates plugs.
I don't want to hear Pierre Maguire talk at 100 mph and criticize every single play and mistake and constantly interrupt the announcers either.
Seriously, that might be the worst thread I've ever been in. I sincerely hope that the Caps are paying some of those people to sit there all day and blindly talk them up.
It hurts my brain reading that thread. I'll never understand why fans of other teams speak with such authority and confidence about guys on the Rangers who they've only seen 3 times (vs the Caps) this year.
Apparently Stepan is not a good defensive forward, Callahan is the most blatant diver in the league, Brassard is barely a 3c, Moore<Hillen, Staal and McD aren't good , and Holtby is basically just as good as Lundqvist. Not to mention they're going to stomp the Rangers out easily.
I'm really hoping we completely dominate the Caps, just to shut their fans up.
I find it hysterical that so many people on here are experts in analyzing which play-by-play guys and analysts are good/bad. Maybe you guys should contact the networks and get hired to make the decision of who gets which games?