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And how many on that list of so-called "Good announcers" are going to be in the Hall of Fame for their broadcasting talents?

I'll take Ken and Mick over any of those other clowns. Hell, those tools in Nashville can't even pronounce names properly or even identify the players correctly half the time.

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He has this past year.

Also, it was after the Comcast/NBC 'merger' or whatever when the let go of Beninati.

Wasn't a Red Wings game. It was like the Flyersvs Rangers or Flyers vs Caps, I forget which, but one of those.

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I don't know about anyone else, but I personally cannot even STAND to watch a Sabres game when it is broadcast on their local network. Just the prospect of hearing Rick Jeanneret ******* scream goal for 5 minutes after any Sabres score drives me insane. I don't know how Buffalo fans handle hearing that all year long. And the writer of this article gives him 4 stars? I could just be biased because I'm judging him solely on how annoying his goal announcement is, but damn.

I absolutely despise when commentators try to steal the spotlight when athlete's do notable things. Same with football and any other sport I watch, just drives me crazy.

I also agree completely with everyone that Pittsburgh's commentators suck ass. I understand a little homerism when you're working for a team as the broadcaster, but you have to give credit where credit is due. When the Pens get scored on, no matter how fantastic the goal is, they never give credit to the other team. Sometimes even talk over the replays about different s*** while the goal is being shown. Just bothers the hell out of me.

Sorry for the rant, I'll step off the soap box now haha

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NBC has went the route of trying to hire non-homer announcers. This is why you will never see Mick and Ken on NBC. This is also why you won't see Ken Daniels ever doing a Red Wings game on Versus or NBC for that matter.

If this was true, however, why is Eddie Olczyk allowed to do Chicago and Pittsburgh games?

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If this was true, however, why is Eddie Olczyk allowed to do Chicago and Pittsburgh games?

Yep. Eddie O is one of the biggest homers in the business. Yet he seems to do every game, including the Hawks on national TV.

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The moment I saw Doc Emrick ranked so low I disregarded the list. However...

Ken and (especially) Mickey are very, very biased announcers. I am a Red Wings fan and a Blues fan so I have a little bit more objectivity than most of you here. I prefer listening to games called by them seeing as how I cheer for the Wings and share their sentiments but if you don't acknowledge their blatant bias and homerism then you are either stupid or deaf.

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I'm embarassed for the person who wrote this terrible article. To have Weber and Crisp as 5 star broadcasters is comical. To quote he says "Weber calls a fair and error-free game and moves seamlessly from explaining the basics of the game to calling out line chances and on-ice play" . Oh really? Everytime I've had the ear piercing pleasure of listening to these 2 ass hats Weber and Crisp constantly complain about the reffing and talk s*** about whoever they are playing whether they are up by 5 goals or down by 5 goals. I'm just happy im only subjected to listening to these two a couple times a year when I'm in my car. :bad:

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Joe Bowen (CBC, LeafsTV, TSN, Sportsnet, lots of Leafs games and Canadian teams)

Bowen is not on CBC or TSN. When the Leafs are on nationally (TSN or CBC), Bowen does the Leafs radio broadcast.

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Bowen is not on CBC or TSN. When the Leafs are on nationally (TSN or CBC), Bowen does the Leafs radio broadcast.

Bowen has done games on both CBC and TSN.

Obviously it's quite a rare thing, but an FYI for ya. Maybe I should have just used stations they do normally? Dean Brown, for example as someone who I listed, almost never does CBC nor Versus, but I included those because I've seen him doing both.

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I could give 2 s***s about this article. Ken and Mick are the best. Some of the yoyo's that I heard from other teams should be ashamed to collect a paycheck.

The worst is that idiot from Chicago who intentionally mis-pronounces the names of the Wings.

I'll take Ken and Mick and yes even Larry any day.

Didn't they just give Mickey an award from the HOF for his broadcasting? And didn't Versus have Ken doing play by play games a few months ago.

Obviously somebody must like them.

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I love Ken and Mick. I think Ken is one of the best play-by-play guys in the league and the chemistry between Ken, Mick, and Murphy is great. Its a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Plus they might hate the stories they talk about but I love to hear some personal experiences they had with the players and staff. Its not like they need to be super serious about being 100% professional broadcasters.

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http://www.sbnation.com/2011/7/8/2250696/nhl-broadcaster-rankings-announcers-commentators

I didnt see this posted anywhere so forgive me if this is old news but how in the hell can Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond be among the worst of the announcers. What I do not get is the author of this article bashes announcers for being homers well the announcers are working for that TEAM so I would expect them to be biased. Am I a homer for thinking are announcers definitly are not as bad as Jack Edwards.

Just one of many endless ways you can determine who is good or bad. I wouldn't sweat it so much.

I didn't look at the listing, but if the composer of this deal wrote it on them being kinda even-keeled or bland about a game, I'd agree. And I don't think being on an even-keel most times is necessarily a bad thing. I'm not one that typically likes to show much emotion, or be melodramatic or rant over and over again or carry on and on and on about something excitedly.

I'll naturally react if a goal is scored by a yeah or some clapping or whatever in the heat of the moment, but move on then. I don't like carrying on unnecessarily (i.e. picture Buffalo's annoucer who goes on and on and on after goals, I forgot what his name is).

I like both Ken and Mickey. They get naturally excited or show frustration in the heat of the moment but leave it at that. They are un-biased. They don't carry on all that much with emotion or pointless stories, etc.

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I like both Ken and Mickey. They get naturally excited or show frustration in the heat of the moment but leave it at that. They are un-biased. They don't carry on all that much with emotion or pointless stories, etc.

They're both biased. Daniels more so, he'll have an indignant tone to his voice whenever a supposed bad call or injustice happens. He likes to slip in things about the other team getting away with something all the time but generally doesn't call out the Wings. Mickey is a lot more level-headed and will criticize Wings players and weak calls against both teams.

Mickey tends to go off on tangents. His time with the Canadiens, wood vs. composite, etc.

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What I like about Ken, and Mickey is that there's no doubting their allegiance - however they're certainly not the foaming at the mouth homers that you'll find in a good number of play-by-play broadcast booths (take Boston, or Chicago for example).

On top of that they'll sing the praises, and scorn the opponent, and Red Wings alike; to me that shows their hockey acumen, and humility.

They're simply awesome :thumbup:

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