10-15 years and RDS still hadn't figured it out. Strange. It sounded like they are in a different building/studio giving the play-by-play.
I wonder if it's because they lack budget, but knowing RDS it could just as well be because they have no idea what they're doing. They need to start understand we don't give a crap what Pedneault has to say and I think I speak for most when I say I'd rather hear the deafening Montreal crowd.
"They were not supposed to be one of the favourites.... to make the Stanley Cup final this year....these Canadiens....but Ronald Corey got Serge Savard....he hired Jacques Demers....and all together they worked a young team to the top....and now....a 24th Stanley Cup banner will hang....from the rafters of the famous Forum in Montreal ..............the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup!!!"
Bob Cole earned a place in my heart forever with that call. You could tell he was excited for the team, and oh so respectful of the Habs tradition.
"IN THE SLOT -- it's poked away by MARKOV - these Ducks are coming close - up the ice and now it's gonna be a RACE, IT'S HIGGINS UP THERE ON PRONGER, HERE COMES KOIVUUUU, SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORES!!!!! !!!!!!! KOIVU! SCORES! AND THE HABS WIN. THIS. TERRIFIC HOCKEY GAME! OHHH BABY!"
Are we so sensitive that we crave acceptance from the Bob Cole's of the world ? We'll feel better about ourselves if he says that those Kostitysn bothers show plenty of moxie ?
I don't bother with the CBC broadcast much because they don't tell the story from the Habs perspective and it's like a visitor coming into your home and acting like they know all about you. RDS is just fine for me. Bit by bit, the corners on my head are rounding off.
Aaah, I knew poutine would be more of a chisel than la Loi 101.
I like Bob Cole. I don't care if he gets the players' names wrong. I know their names. I don't care if he can't follow the action because he's old. I can follow the action. What I care about are the way in which goals are called, and inflection of voice at important moments, and for conveying tension and celebration, you don't get much better than Bob Cole.
Those who are upset should look at the alternatives and reconsider.
Yeah I have heard the alternative and excuse me if I'm slightly bothered during HNIC Leafs vs. Habs when Play by Play gives me the urge to punch a baby.
Jim Hughson calls the west coast games VERY well and enhances the game (which admittedly Bob did in his prime).
Maybe its being assigned to so many Leafs games but I'd have a hard time believing he isn't still waiting for the Blue and White drought to be over.
I guess I'm looking for a non-bias kind of announcing while still infusing the game with emotion.
Wow, the hate for Bob Cole! I still respect Bob Cole and I am looking forward to it. Jim Hughson is really good, but I think it makes sense to have Bob Cole do the Habs series. Bob Cole is entertaining, he will be amazed at how good the Habs can be.