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05-02-2004, 10:24 PM
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...So then Who IS a good colour analyst?

Seems like it's colour-analyst bashing season again.

So let me spin the question. Who, in your humble opinions, IS a good hockey colour commentator / analyst out there?

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I haven't heard them all and it's a bit of a homer vote but I like Terry Crisp, he can be a tad annoying at times but overall he does a good job.

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I really enjoy Bill Clement and John Davidson.

Andy Brickley, who does Boston road TV, is exceptional, too.

Derek Sanderson, who also did Boston TV for a few years, was a cult classic.

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Chris Cuthbert is good. Especially when he owns Greg Millen.

Also living in Ottawa and being able to see all Habs games, I think Yvon Pedneault and Pierre Houde are alright, although during an 82 game season, it's good to have a change once in a while. Some nights, they like to compliment the Habs on everything they do, and on other nights, everthing the Canadiens do is bad to them. Oh well. It was nice to be able to switch back to them when Healy and Millen were...well... being Healy and Millen.

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Cuthbert is play-by-play

Millen is color <-- and is a moron

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Cuthbert is play-by-play

Millen is color <-- and is a moron
are we only doing color or just anyone?

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are we only doing color or just anyone?
Well the thread title kinda gives it away

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Well the thread title kinda gives it away
hmmm...good point...

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hmmm...good point...
LOL its ok

Cuthbert is cool though.

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Doc Emerick by far is the best in the business. He was awarded again this year for being the best along with JD...

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Pierre Mcguire, although at times annoying, is very smart and the best colour man out there IMO.

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Pierre Mcguire, although at times annoying, is very smart and the best colour man out there IMO.

I like Pierre too. Sometimes over the top but the guy is very knowledgable. He actually teaches viewers, where as some color guys dont really do that.

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I like Pierre too. Sometimes over the top but the guy is very knowledgable. He actually teaches viewers, where as some color guys dont really do that.
People make fun of Pierre a lot but other than J.D. he's the only colour commentator I can stand listening to. He always gives you a laugh too when he starts picking up his voice.

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Doc Emerick by far is the best in the business. He was awarded again this year for being the best along with JD...
While I agree with you about the greatness of Doc Emrick, he is a play-by-play man. I do really like his partner, nice guy Glenn "Chico" Resch. Resch was a fine NHL goalie for 14 seasons, and he brings that to his analysis during games. He also is the antithesis of a 'homer.' He shows respect for players of both teams and is generally a very positive, optimistic person.

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Chris Cuthbert is good. Especially when he owns Greg Millen.
I noticed he's about a foot taller than millen too. I'm surprised he puts up with all that crap

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I haven't heard much from him but Brian Hayward didn't seem to be doing too bad a job for the CBC this year when I caught a game he was working.

When I watched the San Jose feed of the Ottawa-San Jose game early in the season, I thought Drew Remenda did a pretty good and unbiased job.

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Harry Neale is the best IMO, Leaf Homerism aside the guy DOES give credit to the other teams for great plays(if you watched the Ottawa series He'd compliment guys like Redden all the time for their skills), he knows Hockey and well at least when paired with Joe Bowen they Joke a lot and are quite Colourful.

I know he's not as well liked because he and Cole mess up names, or make mistakes on calls but I'm the kind of guy who doesn't really need every play broken down frame by frame (I'm lookin at you McGuire!) and Neale fits that Bill nicely when he's Paired with Cole or Bowen I'm fine and dandy with it.

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I haven't heard much from him but Brian Hayward didn't seem to be doing too bad a job for the CBC this year when I caught a game he was working.

When I watched the San Jose feed of the Ottawa-San Jose game early in the season, I thought Drew Remenda did a pretty good and unbiased job.
You thought Drew Remenda did an unbiased job? Honestly?

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I really enjoy Bill Clement and John Davidson.

Andy Brickley, who does Boston road TV, is exceptional, too.

Derek Sanderson, who also did Boston TV for a few years, was a cult classic.

Are you serious? Bill Clement? Wow...you dont hear that everyday.

No offense.

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People make fun of Pierre a lot but other than J.D. he's the only colour commentator I can stand listening to. He always gives you a laugh too when he starts picking up his voice.
McGuire has an enthusiasm and an understanding of the game. I'd rather have 82 games of McGuire than anyone else.

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You thought Drew Remenda did an unbiased job? Honestly?
Honestly.

It was the second week of the season and I don't know if I heard another game he did the rest of the year. But that night he knew the Ottawa Senators better then pretty much anyone who does colour for the CBC not named Millen.

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its a complete homer vote, but i really enjoy bob miller as play-by-play and jim fox for color commentary (kings announcers). they both come off as easy-going, knowledgable, and fair. it'd be nice to hear them on a national telecast, i think they could do at least as well as the espn guys (clement, pang, engblom). of the espn types, those three are my favorites by far, but i really only notice the bad announcers during the first round when they dip way into the announcer pool.

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I'll tell you 1 thing, it isn't Glen Healey.

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Big John Davidson fan. I also think that Joe Michelleti (Islanders) is underrated.

I think Chico Resch is awful.

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Pierre McGuire, Drew Remenda, Joe Michelleti are three I quite enjoy via the buttery hockey goodness that is Center Ice. If I had to pick just one, I really like Drew Remenda's presentation. I'm not a rabid Sharks fan, but game in and game out it's quite enjoyable to listen to his commentary. Relaxed and good natured, with perhaps a bit of a homer attitude, but seemingly not in an obnoxious way. Might just be my take on him.

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