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02-11-2013, 09:44 PM
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Bob cole has a golden voice but he makes mistakes. Instead of saying for example "Phaneuf has it on the wall" he'd say "the leafs player has it on the wall"
For some reason, I don't have a problem with that. I mean it IS a Leaf player and since I'm watching it on TV, I can see that it's Phaneuf. Cole could NEVER do radio however lol

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Classic line from Saturday:

"Prust is trying to get the fans going behind the team!"

"But it isn't working!!!"



Cole is awesome. The most classic voice for hockey. Nostalgic. How many big plays can you remember being called by this man. An absolute legend.

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Cuthbert is awful - he's also got that high whiny-pitched voice that sounds like he's about to lose whenever he calls a goal.

Too bad we can't get Joe Bowen in there.
Cuthbert is a great play by play guy. HE can do any sport on any level.

He definitly should have been the LEafs guy after Cole.


Gord Miller is also a great PbP guy. The CBC had all these guys. Why they could only hold onto Hughson is a ****ing shame.


I like Bowen. I liked Bayek too but he has gone west.

I would listen to both over Hughson any day.

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02-11-2013, 10:00 PM
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Classic line from Saturday

"Prust is trying to get the fans going behind the team!"

"But it isn't working!!!"



Cole is awesome. The most classic voice for hockey. Nostalgic. How many big plays can you remember being called by this man. An absolute legend.
Cole and Neale were not always together.

BRian MacFarlane was a colour guy, and I believe Neale started out with D!ck Irvin Jr. IRvin was both PbP and Colour in MTL in the mid 80's. (There was a time when the LEafs were not shown on HNIC every saturday)

Now you want a classic voice. Irvin's was unmistakable.

Dick_Irvin,_Jr.

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02-11-2013, 10:11 PM
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Now you want a classic voice. Irvin's was unmistakable.

Dick_Irvin,_Jr.
I agree. He may have been a little bit before my time, but I've seen enough of the old highlights with him and Danny Gallivan to know the voice, and am enough of a hockey buff to know a little about the man behind it. A true pioneer in television broadcasting, following his legendary father's footsteps towards the great game we know and love.

I was born and raised on Cole calling the Leafs though. He has a special place in my Hall of Fame.

"Mario Lemieux, coming to centre, trying fool Bourque and DOES!!"

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02-11-2013, 10:18 PM
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For me, Danny Gallivan was overrated. He had a better voice, but Dick Irvin was a much better broadcaster.

As for Bob Cole, sure he's not nearly as sharp as he used to be, he makes tons of mistakes, and he has no business venturing into analysis, but I'll still take him any day over Jim Hughson.

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02-11-2013, 11:38 PM
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Doesn't Cuthbert do most of the CFL games?
I think he is very good.

I would be pretty happy if we got Cole back mistakes or not.
I HATE Hughson!!!!!!!! I know...strong reaction over a guy who sounds like a robot right?
That clip posted earlier is maybe the funniest thing I've heard with Hughson involved!

And yes... I did read "Its In The Net" in Hughson's voice, and it did sound VERY familiar.

Speaking of nostalgia, you know who rarely gets mentioned, but really he was the voice of HNIC for me as a kid, is Bill Hewitt. Probably in part because he sounded so much like his Dad, many people may have assumed he was his Dad. Anyway he was the voice of the Leafs in the 70's.
He is the voice I grew up listening to for Leaf games. I also loved Jim Robson and Danny Galivan. All three were light years better than Hughson.

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02-11-2013, 11:42 PM
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Doesn't Cuthbert do most of the CFL games?
I think he is very good.
Yup he does, and is a great commentator. Always neutral, unlike Glen Suitor who can't contain his love for the Sask Roughriders.

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Not sure why we can't have Cole do our broadcasts and have Hugheson do Habs games. Grew up with Cole, and it was a pleasure hearing him do a leafs game once again.

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02-12-2013, 08:51 AM
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I heard quite a while ago that Cole requested the Habs games. He flies in for every game and it's a bit less travel for him.

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Does anybody have a clip or something from where Bob said this:
"It takes 4 wins, 4 times, to get your name on that beautiful trophy, that is the most classic piece of silverware in sports. This ladies and gentlemen is what itís all about. This is the Stanley Cup"

Would love it.

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Gallivan and Irvin in my youth was music to my ears.........

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I'll take just about anyone over Bowan and his sidekick . I've had enough with him freaking out every time the puck gets anywhere near the net .

It's bad enough when I'm watching the game but when I'm in the car I have no idea if there was an actual scoring chance or Joe's just inventing bs to keep himself amused .


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I'm hoping Noodles does a good job tonight at the MTL game. Could use an up and comer who isn't horribly biased against the leafs.

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01-14-2014, 05:33 PM
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The CBC contact page in support of Bob Cole returning to HNIC to broadcast Leafs games on Saturday nights is here email your support in or call the CBC...

http://www.cbc.ca/contact/
Thanks. I just sent in my bring back cole speech to CBC.

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01-14-2014, 08:07 PM
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Nothing against Hughson but he is borrrrrring compared to Cole.

Somehow Cole just makes the game more exciting.

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