Kelly Hrudey has always been one of my favourite analysts. Kevin Weekes and Garry Valk are the absolute worst - they are both experts in saying a million words without actually making a single point (or making sense, in many cases).
The best one of all time is John Davidson, even though he has since left Rangers's booth for Blue's front office. Sam and JD were one of the most beloved and legendary teams on the air. Having never played hockey myself, most of what I now know, I learned from JD
Daryl Reaugh played for the Oilers and Whalers and is an awesome color guy.
Damnit, you beat me to it. Best in the business as far as that goes, what I wouldn't give to hear him and Forslund calling games on a regular basis.
Tripp Tracy is.... interesting. Entertaining for sure, but he's definitely proof that just because you have a degree from Harvard doesn't mean you're smart.
I like what we've heard out of Aaron Ward whenever I've had the chance.
Originally Posted by VampOfVegas
Worst- Kevin Weekes
Best- Mickey Redmond
I can't stand Redmond's commentary, so almost the opposite for me, but neither are the best or worst in the business. I honestly think Chico and Potvin are worse then Redmond, and there are some others out there that are better then Weekes (Reaugh, Ward).
Weekes is analytical and well-spoken. I think he's great as a hockey analyst.
I think he's fine too. He's getting much better as he goes along. When he first starting working, he sounded like he just graduated from broadcasting school and was doing everything by the textbook. He's a little better in that area. He could still stand to talk a bit less though.
I like Hrudey. I like the strides Mike Johnson has made in such a short span.
Guys I can't stand: PJ Stock and Aaron Ward. I'll give Ward more time because he's still pretty green, but there's no excuse for Stock to still be stumbling over his words like he does. Put him and Ward in a debate and we'd never get a complete sentence.