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Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

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Someone being a good player doesn't necessarily translate to being an effective on-air personality. It's far more difficult than it looks. Listening to Lidstrom speak is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Osgood seems to have a good sense of humor, but doesn't seem to have the conversational or story telling ability that's necessary. Same with Kocur. Draper is the only one mentioned who I think might have the personality and the camera presence to pull it off.

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I always thought Shanny would have been a great commentator, but he sold his soul to the devil...

I can't stand listening to those videotaped explanations he gives when a player gets punished. There's no way not to make it sound stupid.

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Anybody see that Volunteer Energy commercial with Drapes and Osgood? If you have there's no way you can say either of those guys would be better in front of a camera than Murph with a straight face.

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Anybody see that Volunteer Energy commercial with Drapes and Osgood? If you have there's no way you can say either of those guys would be better in front of a camera than Murph with a straight face.

Yeah but those are scripted tv ads.

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Anybody see that Volunteer Energy commercial with Drapes and Osgood? If you have there's no way you can say either of those guys would be better in front of a camera than Murph with a straight face.

Hey, it's only a matter of time before their acting careers take off

:hehe:

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I'm not that upset. Murph grew on me over the years, but rolling with Ken and Mick is perfectly fine with me. To Murphy's credit, he has improved as a broadcaster. I remember early on he couldn't form sentences and didn't really add any insight to the color commentary. He still stumbled at times, but he could articulate about hockey at least somewhat coherently.

The timing is quite odd. Imagine the entertainment value if Ozzie was down there. That would be my first choice, but I doubt he has any ambition for it.

So long, Johnny-on-the-spot.

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I agree concerning a petition, or an "e-card" for Murph...

I've always liked him; the guy's a multi-Cup winning Dman; a hockey HOF member; he's rather funny - especially when paired with John Keating...

It really boggles my mind as to whom FSD will replace him with.

I'll bet SHE is a blonde with really BIG.....hands.

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Sorry Murph!! Good luck with whatever happens next...I personlly think he should open a Murphy Dog stand outside the Joe...

Murphy's Dollar Dogs™

That would make a mint.

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You know if Oz wasn't scouting I think he'd be hilarious between the benches or even Drapes.

Either of those two would be great.

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Damn, gonna miss Murph. Keating seems like a good guy but i'd rather have Murph any day. f*** you Fox.

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Damn, gonna miss Murph. Keating seems like a good guy but i'd rather have Murph any day. f*** you Fox.

John Keating is a living legend.

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How about the Belle Tire girl/woman?

She must know a lot about hockey. In any case, players would be less likely to turn her down for interviews and conversations during the game.

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John Keating rules! His analogies are legendary. Anybody remember when he compared complaining about the refs to listening to Pearl Jam? Something about how it feels good at the time but in the end it doesn't make a lot of sense. Killed me. Unfortunately he splits time with the Tigers so I don't think he'll be the replacement, which is a bummer. It'll probably be Shannon Hogan for some dumb reason.

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Whoa, didn't see that coming. I was esking my buddy during last nights game, where's Murph?

Being perfectly honest though, we should be happy he lasted as long as he did. While we all loved him, he wasn't really that great of a commentator or color guy, and I could swear he was either drunk or on opiates for at least a quarter of the games he called.

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Belle Tire!!!! God the FSD Corporate stuff is absolute crap. I don't know all of you put up with the Bernstein commercials every 5 minutes

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Belle Tire!!!! God the FSD Corporate stuff is absolute crap. I don't know all of you put up with the Bernstein commercials every 5 minutes

Personally I despise the Bernstein commercials - even worse when Mickey is in them :confused:

Wonder how much $$$ FSD gets from that law firm.....

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