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#1 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:29 PM

I was just wondering if anyone has any real favorite play-by-play guys? I've always liked just listenimg to the different ways each guy calls a game. My all-time favorites include Doc Emrick, Gary Thorne, Ken Kal, and Sam Rosen? Any favorite memorable calls?
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:38 PM

Best call in any hockey game, ever.


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:45 PM

Can't go wrong with that. Gary Thorne had a ton of great calls:
-'97 Finals: "McCarty drives, McCarty in..McCarty..SCORES!!!!!! A MAGINIFICENT GOAL!!! DARREN MCCARTY!!!!
-'98 Finals: "SCORES!! KRIS DRAPER!! THE INCREDIBLE COMEBACK IS COMPLETE!!!

Those were the days
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:56 AM

Emerick is terrible, he has a vocabulary of about 5 words and his voice is beyond awful, and all he knows about is the ahl, college, and pittsburgh.

THorne is an obvious one, strader isn't too bad. Up until this year the stars guys were really good, maybe they got yelled at for not being homer enough. For along time i hated Randy Hahn, but he seems better now. Forslund has a pretty good voice but what he says is pretty annoying along with the way he says goal

Can't go wrong with that. Gary Thorne had a ton of great calls:
-'97 Finals: "McCarty drives, McCarty in..McCarty..SCORES!!!!!! A MAGINIFICENT GOAL!!! DARREN MCCARTY!!!!
-'98 Finals: "SCORES!! KRIS DRAPER!! THE INCREDIBLE COMEBACK IS COMPLETE!!!

Those were the days

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"I assure you the hits along the boards he(Aaron Downey) constantly threw SEVERAL TIMES EVERY SHIFT were far more damaging hits that what Kronwall throws."
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    you call that blowing?!

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:02 AM

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:13 AM

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If he was broadcasting the stevens - lindros hit game he would have been like *whispering* *5 sec after it happens* stevens with a check on lindros. He has as much enthusiasm as a rock
"I assure you the hits along the boards he(Aaron Downey) constantly threw SEVERAL TIMES EVERY SHIFT were far more damaging hits that what Kronwall throws."
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#7 Stolberg

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    you call that blowing?!

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:29 AM

he's not quite the perpetual yelling machine that is gary thorne, yes.



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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:17 AM

Gary Thorne is King!


Even the ESPN theme music went soooo well with his voice.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:32 AM

Gary Thorne is King!


Even the ESPN theme music went soooo well with his voice.



This! Can't go wrong with that kick ass intro or Gary Thorne.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:53 AM

Can't go wrong with that. Gary Thorne had a ton of great calls:
-'97 Finals: "McCarty drives, McCarty in..McCarty..SCORES!!!!!! A MAGINIFICENT GOAL!!! DARREN MCCAAHTY!!!!


Fixed that for you. ;)

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:57 AM

Gary Thorne! Let's not forget:
"Gretzky had it, lost it. Yzerman picks it up. Yzerman moving, blue line chance SCOOOOORRRES!!! Steve Yzerman!!! Detroit wins!!!"
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I am ignorance's enemy so stay out of the vicinity of...
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:34 AM

Had to listen to the Pitts' announcers the other night because they were the only ones available. I got a kick out of their 180-degree description of stick-holding. When the other guy did it, it was a blatant penalty. When their guy did it, he was just holding it up high enough so the refs could see it and call interference. :ph34r:

I think our guys are really quite unbiased, and Mickey especially gets on our guys for iffy play. And they both praise other teams' players. The only thing that's frustrating about Mickey is that he interrupts Ken and Larry way too often. It's like he's not really listening and plows right on with whatever he thinks is important at the moment. Other than that, I think they're two of the best out there. I also like Doc Emrich (sp?). But I really miss Clement and Thorne. And ESPN. :(

EDIT: Mebee I should have posted this in the "stupid stuff announcers say"...?! :blush: The hell with it. I meant well. :P

Edited by Vladifan, 10 November 2010 - 11:39 AM.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:56 AM

Gary Thorne was awesome. He made a ton of great calls for big Wings moments. Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond are my favs right now. The Capitals announcer, Joe Beninati is pretty good too.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:34 PM

The worst is the guy who calls the Predators games.
The Best is Jim Hughson with HNIC.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:14 PM

All time? CBC's Bob Cole is hard to beat. Thorne as well as far as US broadcasters go.

Right now? Jim Hughson gets my vote.
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:32 PM

Ken and Mickey, Dave Strader, and Ken and Paul on the radio.

I have a soft spot for Ken Kal. That's my dog Loki with him on the intros of Red Wings TV.
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:41 PM

Had to listen to the Pitts' announcers the other night because they were the only ones available. I got a kick out of their 180-degree description of stick-holding. When the other guy did it, it was a blatant penalty. When their guy did it, he was just holding it up high enough so the refs could see it and call interference. :ph34r:

I think our guys are really quite unbiased, and Mickey especially gets on our guys for iffy play. And they both praise other teams' players. The only thing that's frustrating about Mickey is that he interrupts Ken and Larry way too often. It's like he's not really listening and plows right on with whatever he thinks is important at the moment. Other than that, I think they're two of the best out there. I also like Doc Emrich (sp?). But I really miss Clement and Thorne. And ESPN. :(

EDIT: Mebee I should have posted this in the "stupid stuff announcers say"...?! :blush: The hell with it. I meant well. :P

the wings guys are homers, not the worst, but they aren't unbiased most of the time, unless it is a new age penalty call in which they generally are even
"I assure you the hits along the boards he(Aaron Downey) constantly threw SEVERAL TIMES EVERY SHIFT were far more damaging hits that what Kronwall throws."
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:40 PM

Jim Hughson and Gary Thorne

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:21 AM

How about Steve Levy in 2003 when Andrew Brunette scored in OT to eliminate Patricia Roy and the avs:
"Andrew Brunette! In sudden death overtime! And Minnesota is movin' on!"
The end of Roy's career :thumbup:
"Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept."

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RIP Rick Rypien





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