I have no problem with his "style". Great to see personality in the booth. I just dont like his OBVIOUS bias against the NY RANGERS even when they are NOT playing the Devils on a versus game like the other night.
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man
What's lost in this discussion is Michiletti. i think he's been great and hes not afraid to rip the refs or the Rangers if necessary.
i don't know with him i am still in the middle with liking him or hateing him sometimes he says good things but sometimes it seems he says things to try and fit in with the fans because he still feels he is under the gun for replaceing jd and he just seems to be walking the tight rope on kissing everyones butts all the time.
and emmrick i guess is not all that bad but i prefer not to hear him but as most said i'll take him over chico.
i also don't call emmrick " doc" i call him the puppet because if you tied some string on him and drew the lines down his mouth he would look like the real deal.
and sam as much as i like him he looks like a muppet from the fraggle rock.
i didn't and don't like Joe Mich.. he always interrupts awkwardly and overall has an awkward way about him..
i did however really enjoy the guy who substituted for Sam a couple times earlier this year, i think when Sam was doing football broadcasts? some people said that he also does/did Jets commentary?
I like Joe...he adds a bit of comic relief for me watchin the game, but you are absolutely right about him being awkward talkin about games. I like when he was askin Sam about block heaters..."Sam, do you know what a block heater is?" "Yes Joe" "You really know what a block heater is Sam?"
Meanwhile the game was going on for the 3 minutes Joe wanted to talk about block heaters.
Emerick is the best play-by-play guy, hands down.
If you look at the history of hockey announcing, the name that stands out and is a legend in Canada is Foster Hewitt.
As a kid growing up in the Bronx in the 1960s, if the atmosphere was just right, I could often pick up Hewitt (and Danny Galivan, another legend from Montreal) broadcasting from Toronto. Hewitt had a particular cadence to his announcing. When I listen to hockey announcers, I can definately pick out those influenced by Hewitt. Its unmistakeable. Emerick is one of those. I love Sam Rosen, his voice means Ranger hockey to me, but I can listen to Emerick all day.
I bring this up every game he announces. The game was played AT THE GARDEN and the entire focus was on Sidney, Staal, and the Penguins, this, that and the other. I felt like I was watching the Pens broadcast of the game. It wasn't until late in the game after it was all Rangers and shots were 2x that of the Pens, that Doc started letting up. It's B.S. One of the biggest points of interest going into the game should have been the 7-0 shutout from the game before, and then he got it wrong saying it was 7-1. That was barely mentioned, and not until late 1st- early 2nd period. Doc is the biggest Brodeur brown nosing, homer in hockey.
Oh and I also don't like him...
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I think JD was more of a homer than Sam. But JD was never a homer on National TV like Emerick is. It's one thing to be a homer on your own network, it's quite another to be a homer on National TV.
Exactly it he doesn't bother me as much if he's annoucing for the Devils (probably because I'd be watching the MSG feed) but when two teams you have no affiliation with the entire broadcast should be neutral. When JD would do playoff games which the Rangers were'nt playing in (imagine that) he would always comment on the game, and great plays, there was never any bias of any kind.
At least you guys don't have Harry Neale and Bob Cole of the CBC calling your games. These 2 clowns find a way to 1. botch every players name and their stats. 2. They're a good 5 seconds behind the play, and even then, they call a shot over the net a save 3. On average, a Leafs reference every 2mins even if the Leafs aren't playing
I dont think thats disputable, but he carries the Devils chip-on-the-shoulder for the Rangers too. Maybe he was in awe of being at a home game where all the seats were full.
Eh, I'd dispute it. Doc is alright...better than most, but he has his issues. Like I said, when he lets a game get away from him, it's comical. His overly verbose method of calling a game becomes a comedy of errors if he's not on top of his game.
But worse than that, his voice is just kind of annoying. Not so bad as to make him unlistenable, but it grates just a bit.