Pierre can go overboard sometimes and can get on my nerves on occasion. He actually does know his hockey inside and out. He's far from perfect, but he adds more insight than most people in his position. Plus, he's kind of fun to poke fun of when he latches onto a player and gushes continually about him.
I hated this guy as much as anyone the past couple of years, believe me. But the more I've listened to the guy, the more I have realized that it is just what he does. It's his job and he is good at it. Does he babble on too much? Sure. Does he know his stuff? Yes.
I will say that I would much rather listen to Pierre than Doc any day, for god sakes "kniving," "swaggering," and "pinballing" are not hockey terms, Doc!