Fred Cusack was 100 times better then him ,Not even close.,Yes sometimes Jack gets carried away like last nite jumping up and down when Bruins tied game.But at least he has passion for it,I can live with that.
Well it depends on how widely used it is. I could see calling Malkin "Geno" because lots of people call him Geno.
That's like using "A-Rod" or "King Felix"
I still hate it. I think it just sounds unprofessional.
I would also add that I also get annoyed when broadcast teams don't do their homework on the teams and especially get information wrong.
There was an NBC game with the Bruins where Pierre was saying all sorts of things about a couple of players that wasn't correct (although I think when he said Campbell rarely played center he meant to say wing and just didn't catch it).
Mispronounced names bother me too, but I can be a little more forgiving with this, since there can be variation, but I think a broadcast team should take the time to double check pronunciations.
One thing I do like about Edwards is he does generally do his homework and tends to know a lot about the other team's players.
I don't listen to him because the Canucks don't really play Boston much so I don't know if he does this or not...
But the things that really gets me is when the commentators call the players by their first names, SJ commentators I'm looking at you...
It sounds creepy and unprofessional.
Edwards doesn't do that. The closest he may come is using both names, as in "Chris Kelly."
Anyone who listens to Edwards call an entire game - not just hears his most outrageous "highlights" on youtube - knows the guy is a tremendous announcer. He knows the name of every player on the ice (how often do you hear "the Montreal defenseman," etc. from other announcers?), and knows something about their capabilities/tendencies. And he also gives full credit where credit is due. As a Bruins fan, I can attest that his excitement at other teams' good play can actually be upsetting.