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Ranking NHL Broadcasters

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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.

Bowen used to games on TSN back when TSN did regional games for the Leafs, but that hasn't happened for 6-7 years. All Leafs games on TSN are national, which means it's either Gord Miller or Chris Cuthbert calling it.

Maybe Bowen did CBC broadcasts way back when, but he hasn't been on CBC in recent memory.

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This was the first thing that came to my mind.

It would be nice to balance that video out with a clip of Mickey getting upset when Detroit gets a powerplay as a result of a cheesy call.

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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.

Whaaaaaaa :blink:

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mick is pretty awful. i guess most of you consider random chuckling to be great "commentary".

suggesting that larry murphy is even somewhat decent as a commentator is so laughable that it really doesn't even warrant a response.

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I think Ken is one of the best in the league.

Mickey is great, but getting too old for the job. It's my opinion that if you can't regularly travel with the team, maybe you shouldn't be a main announcer. I'm not saying fire him, but maybe he should be between periods doing review commentary.

Murphy is pretty horrid. He doesn't flow with Ken; always seems to be interrupting. His between period coverage is even worse. He sides with the ref's calls regardless if they are blatantly wrong or right (for either team). He doesn't fit the part of an announcer, and the constant jokes about him drinking and dollar hot dogs only support my opinion.

John Keating and Mickey York aren't the greatest, but they aren't hockey guys either. They're sports guys covering multiple teams. They could improve, but they aren't on enough to really bother me.

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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.

All color guys are somewhat biased, thats the point of a color guy. I don't think Mick is as crazy biased as some people claim though. I mean...he routinely calls out BS calls, like every game, when its the Wings going to the PP. You don't see too many other announcers doing that, they only complain about bad calls going against them.

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http://www.calgaryhe...2365/story.html

Sportscaster Peter Loubardias leaves the Flames. Well, I hated his voice, won't miss him.

Heeeeee skewersss!!! Some kind of goal!!!

I don't think you're gonna get much of a different accent from broadcasters in Alberta. There's something about accents from there and SK that are like nails on a chalkboard.

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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:

This. All of this.

I have always liked Don Cherry, too, although for different reasons.

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Personally, I like Daniels and Redmond. However, they indeed rarely talk about what happens on the ice. I don't need it though as I watch hockey since I was 5...

I also like San Jose crew. They are almost always neutral. Absolutely hate Pens and Bruins announcers.

PS For some reason my wife always fall asleep when Redmond is talking... :)

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My mom thinks Mickey Redmond is good looking. I think Murph is good looking. Ken is actually good looking, just not my type and too young for my mom.

I think we have a winning crew.

If others don't like them, fine. Shut off the volume and watch the game. That's what I do if I have to listen to annoying announcers.

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