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05-08-2013, 01:11 AM
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nothing against dancing anson but he is meh... not convinced, has to be better options out there. nothing personal but i just don't see myself tuning in to be entertained and educated on the sport of hockey by anson. his style seems a bit too subdued and lethargic.

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05-08-2013, 02:33 AM
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Thumbs up on Anson. I like his comments and his love for the game is easy to see.

PLEASE take Keenan off. That just had a stroke speech pattern is embarrassing. Does anyone in management not watch their own broadcasts? I feel sorry for him, like someone trotting out their addled old uncle with Alzheimers to have a chat.

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05-08-2013, 02:39 AM
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Interesting, I'll have to check him out on NBC. On Fox Sports West this year, he's been professional and well spoken, but has offered mostly obvious remarks IMO.

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05-08-2013, 06:40 AM
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Every time I see Carter I can't help but think about how he wanted so much more money than he was offered after his 33 goal season playing with the Sedins and how little he ended up playing after that and how it might have been better for him if he just took what he could get to play in Vancouver.

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05-08-2013, 06:49 AM
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I did not recognize him without the dreadlocks.

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05-08-2013, 07:22 AM
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When I heard FSW had brought in Dancin Anson, I was def. not too happy... but actually, he's been a decent surprise on the Kings telecasts this year.

Maybe not the best, but certainly could be a lot worse (and has been in the past for Kings fans).

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05-08-2013, 07:30 AM
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He's a bit unpolished but has lots of charisma. He's good.

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05-08-2013, 07:41 AM
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Saying he's better than Keenan and Milbury is hardly a compliment. I'd rather stare at a test pattern for 15 minutes than watch those two.

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05-08-2013, 08:17 AM
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You can tell that he's somewhat new at this and he's rather vanilla as far as analysts go, but he's easy to listen to and seems to carry the authority that comes with speaking calmly and intelligently. Other analysts--like Milbury, Roenick and Jones--are more entertaining to listen to, but are a bit harder to respect for their opinions because they tend to be more dramatic. Carter is as cool as a cucumber, doesn't get frustrated or outraged at incidents that happen, and just speaks to inform the user, rather than entertain or persuade. It's a nice counter-balance to some of the other personalities, but you probably won't be awaiting the intermission to hear what he says next, like you might with the others.

I must say, though, that I still haven't gotten used to his cleaned up appearance. It's hard to believe that that's the same Anson Carter, the one that had a slight rebel persona, now in a suit and tie and looking polished. It's nice to see him continuing to work in hockey, though. He seemed like he was a good candidate to disappear after his playing days and have people wondering for years, "whatever happened to that guy," but I guess not. It's good to see him around.

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Interesting, I'll have to check him out on NBC.
FYI to you and others, he's on CNBC, not NBCS. Don't go watching only NBCS, hoping that you'll see him, since you won't. NBCS always has one or two of Milbury, Roenick and Jones, while CNBC seems to alternate between Keenan and Carter.


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Bland, average.

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05-08-2013, 08:59 AM
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Horrible! I am sure NBC could do much better, than this clown!

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05-08-2013, 09:48 AM
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Considering the low bar he had to jump over, he is doing well.

Don't mean this as an insult to him, but some of the analysts NBC has are just bad bad BAD. No real analysis most of the time, just cliches and drama.

Give him some more air time and he will iron out some of those OMG I'M ON NATIONAL TV jitters.

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05-08-2013, 10:26 AM
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I think he's pretty good

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He won't last long, he's actually likable

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He's a bit unpolished but has lots of charisma. He's good.
Spot on, he's definitely gotten better since he started on NHL Network.

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05-08-2013, 12:59 PM
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No worse than Roenick, that's for sure.

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05-08-2013, 01:14 PM
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Anson will always be remembered as that guy who got traded for Jagr

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I've been trying to figure out if I like him or not... I think he's done a good, consistent job.

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Has anybody else noticed how perfectly shaped his tiny fro is?
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But yeah he's alright, if a little green.

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05-09-2013, 12:06 AM
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Average. Better than Milbury.

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05-09-2013, 10:17 AM
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He's ok, better than some, but my favorites are Jones and Engblom....Roenick is actually growing on me too.

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When it comes to judging the analysts that the NBC and the NHL Network employees, it's either godawfully horrendous or really terrible. Anson Carter falls in the really terrible category, so he's a lot better than the majority.

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05-09-2013, 10:58 AM
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I really do think they could have found someone better to fill that need. Maybe they just wanted to reach out to the urban community. I mean the NHL did have NeYo perform at one of the All-Star games. I thought that was hilarious.

Semi-OT: Has anyone seen Shaq on the NBA TNT crew.. The guy is just a total idiot. He needs subtitles with the bouncing ball every time he talks.

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Semi-OT: Has anyone seen Shaq on the NBA TNT crew.. The guy is just a total idiot. He needs subtitles with the bouncing ball every time he talks.
Did you see the intermission a while back in the playoffs where his mic didn't work for like 10 minutes? And then for some reason, he proceeded to throw his phone off stage and then it broke? That was surreal.

Back to Anson Carter, the NHL produces some really intelligent, well-spoken, and insightful individuals. I just don't understand why that doesn't translate to the NHL being able to pick up analysts that have the ability to speak the language on a semi-coherent level. Just listen to Jeremy Roenick, his stumbles, bumbles, and stutters 95% of the time. I'd hate him more if he was able to formulate a coherent thought.

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He's pretty good but he looks like the dude from Lock, Stock and Two Smoaking Barrels.

Who would you guys say is the best right now? I'm going with Weeks. I like everything he says and he doesn't dumb down hockey to get his point across. Plus he's got personality without "acting" like he has personality.

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