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10-27-2013, 09:19 PM
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Why does Jim Hughson always call games?

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He doesn't. In fact, they had other guys calling for Montreal, Calgary and Winnipeg game last night.

Also, Punjabi broadcast was also done by other guys.

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Because unlike Bob Cole he knows player names and what is happening on the ice at any given time.

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He has a contract with CBC. Just like Cherry does every 1st intermission

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Leafs are the main HNIC game, and Jim Hughson is the main play-buy-play guy.... seems pretty self explanatory.

Jim Hughson to me is fine, it's Healy and Simpson that bug me.

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Also, Punjabi broadcast was also done by other guys.
Wait what? That is not Hughson? I thought he just taped on a beard and away he went...

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Leafs are the main HNIC game, and Jim Hughson is the main play-buy-play guy.... seems pretty self explanatory.

Jim Hughson to me is fine, it's Healy and Simpson that bug me.
was about to say the exact same thing

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Hughson sounds like he sits around and knits sweaters as a hobby while pouring himself nice big glasses of apple cider, but only on weekends.

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I want Jim Hughston and Don Taylor together like the old days of NHL 2002

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Because unlike Bob Cole he knows player names and what is happening on the ice at any given time.
First thing I thought of as well...

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Hughson sounds like he sits around and knits sweaters as a hobby while pouring himself nice big glasses of apple cider, but only on weekends.
While re-watching every goal the Sedins have ever scored over and over again.

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Hughson is okay. No big issues with how he commentates, he does know his stuff, and his style works well with how the game is played these days.

However, I do hope that Bob Cole calls at least one Leaf game this season. He'll probably always be my favourite play-by-play man since he is who I grew up listening to.

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I assume he meant Leafs games

I think he was awful a few years ago but I don't mind him and Simpson anymore. They say some stupid things and use too many narratives but in terms of commentating Hughson's good. Healy is just a knob.

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Hughson is relatively down the middle.

Loathe Simpson, hate Healy.

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I'd rather have the Punjabi crew call the games instead of the three stooges in all honesty.

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On a serious note though...

Hughson is their best play-by-play man and would call games for the biggest market. As a positive, you will never have to look for it yourself what was the last team Mason Raymond played for.

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I see Hughson still lives in BC. Do he and Simpson travel to call the games or do it off a broadcast screen? I can tell Healy is in the arena of course.

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I've warmed up to Hughson over time. He may not be flamboyant, but he's good at what he does without being annoying.

If anything it makes the days when we do get to listen to Bob Cole all that more special and unique.

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I see Hughson still lives in BC. Do he and Simpson travel to call the games or do it off a broadcast screen? I can tell Healy is in the arena of course.
They travel.

Some of you guys should watch US hockey broadcasts if possible. We are spoiled as hell with our announcers.

The Punjabi guys are awesome.

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They travel.

Some of you guys should watch US hockey broadcasts if possible. We are spoiled as hell with our announcers.

The Punjabi guys are awesome.
I agree, some of the American announcers are atrocious. Oddly enough, the most scrutinized one of them, Jack Edwards, may actually be the best one they have. You don't realize how bad it is across the league until you get center ice.

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