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Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

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Bottom line is, whoever replaces him HAS to be a Hockey guy...I can't have my Hockey Analyst also doing Baseball and Basketball like Keating does. I just don't think Eliot is enough of a hockey guy either, even though he just does hockey for FSD. Whoever sits next to Ken Daniels in the booth on the road HAS to be very VERY hockey savvy and knowledgeable....

Now for between the benches, if they wanted to put Alyonka Larionov the gig, I wouldn't object at all...

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It's like losing a family member! I watch the Wings on the computer alone in the middle of the night, and these guys are a key part of making it a good experience. Especially Mickey, Ken and Larry. Sad FSD let him go.

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Between the "Pillows"...er I mean Benches with Alyonka....

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Larry Murphy gets fired and Pierre Maguire still has a job...what gives?

It's easy (incredibly easy) to rip on him, but, credit where it's due: he knows his stuff, and he's a pretty good talker. Actually, my only real knock against him is how, when he's between the benches, every frickin' thing he says during play - when he's off-camera - is directed at "Edzo." It's almost always some kind of leading/rhetorical question, and "Edzo" never responds, unless Pierre asks a second time (because he's had one too many hard lemonades, or whatever).

Not that Murphy doesn't know his stuff. The talking side of things, I can't really comment on - because I don't live in Michigan.

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Fox Sports Detroit released the following statement today regarding the decision to terminate Larry Murphy from its Detroit Red Wings broadcast team:

“We wanted our primary team of Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels to call the remaining games as the Red Wings make a push for the playoffs. We thought it was only fair to let Larry know as soon as possible that he would not be scheduled for any more assignments. We thank Larry for his contributions to our telecasts over the years and we wish him well.”

Of course, this does not explain why Murphy wasn't retained to work between the benches at home games or in the studio.

FSD said this is the only statement it will make on the matter.

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Don't remember who we were playing, but I'll never forget the night he said, "...and suddenly they're f*cking for their lives!"

Rewound it ten times to be sure I heard it right.

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Larry can't sit between the benches because he has to sit on the bench with his new 17 games for 17 dollar dogs contract

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I feel bad for Murph. I had no issues with him.... But, all I can think is - WHY couldn't it have been Pierre McGuire that we are hearing this about? I have to mute the TV every time that guy is between the benches. I don't know how he still has a job because I can't imagine that everyone else doesn't loathe him as well.

people in society like stupid things for no reason. they get brainwashed or something.

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people in society like stupid things for no reason. they get brainwashed or something.

Honestly, Pierre gets a lot of hate because of his "love" for the Penguins but that man has the sickest amount of hockey knowledge on this earth. There is no question in my mind that Pierre is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate hockey commentators. Would I want him on FSD? No. He wouldn't be good working or a single team, but he does a damn good job at working national games. He has the knowledge and can talk the game. He certainly isn't worst than Doc "DRIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" Emrick.

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Honestly, Pierre gets a lot of hate because of his "love" for the Penguins but that man has the sickest amount of hockey knowledge on this earth. There is no question in my mind that Pierre is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate hockey commentators. Would I want him on FSD? No. He wouldn't be good working or a single team, but he does a damn good job at working national games. He has the knowledge and can talk the game. He certainly isn't worst than Doc "DRIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" Emrick.

I find this extremely insightful...I'm probably going to message you later and praise your knowledge of the mysteries of hockeydom....had enough yet? Lol

In all seriousness tho, I would say that saying Pierre Lebrun is the walking encyclopedia of hockey is a stretch, at best. I don't hate on him as much as other people but he does kind of annoy me.

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I'd rather have Pierre than Edzo that's for sure! But honestly, do you think FSD could pay Pierre enough to entice him from his job at NBC? Besides, like I said before, it would be so hard for him to focus on talking Red Wings and not sucking the teet of the Penguins anymore...



I find this extremely insightful...I'm probably going to message you later and praise your knowledge of the mysteries of hockeydom....had enough yet? Lol

In all seriousness tho, I would say that saying Pierre Lebrun is the walking encyclopedia of hockey is a stretch, at best. I don't hate on him as much as other people but he does kind of annoy me.

Considering that we are talking about Pierre McGuire.....but ya, still not a walking Encyclopedia...

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I'd rather have Pierre than Edzo that's for sure! But honestly, do you think FSD could pay Pierre enough to entice him from his job at NBC? Besides, like I said before, it would be so hard for him to focus on talking Red Wings and not sucking the teet of the Penguins anymore...

Actually, they should hire Edzo. He'd have an apoplectic stroke if he was forced to not bash the Wings for an entire broadcast. Especially against the Pens or the Hawks. It would either be comedy gold or result in no more Edzo broadcasting. :). [insert photoshop of him onto Salieri in the asylum at the beginning of Amadeus here.]

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I'd rather have Pierre than Edzo that's for sure! But honestly, do you think FSD could pay Pierre enough to entice him from his job at NBC? Besides, like I said before, it would be so hard for him to focus on talking Red Wings and not sucking the teet of the Penguins anymore...

Considering that we are talking about Pierre McGuire.....but ya, still not a walking Encyclopedia...

I was thinking right but typed wrong...my bad. Edited by achildr1

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In all seriousness, it sucks that Murph was let go. He came across as the guy you could sit down and have a few beers with and discuss the game. He knows his stuff. He may not have been the most polished, but I enjoyed him on the broadcasts. He definitely loves Detroit and the Wings, and I hope he gets picked up by the organization. I think he'd be a great coach.

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FSD has decided to save money by not hiring anyone to be between the benches. Instead the Red Wings are just to have Franzine handle it while he floats around out there. He has a great view by the way! No need for a Color Commentator to replace Mick on the road either...Franzine mic'ed up!

this is getting tired and old now. Not every post has be turned into "franzine"

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Honestly, Pierre gets a lot of hate because of his "love" for the Penguins but that man has the sickest amount of hockey knowledge on this earth. There is no question in my mind that Pierre is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate hockey commentators. Would I want him on FSD? No. He wouldn't be good working or a single team, but he does a damn good job at working national games. He has the knowledge and can talk the game. He certainly isn't worst than Doc "DRIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" Emrick.

I feel like pierre doesnt necessarily know hockey that well, he just knows a lot of hockey facts. every game i watch i want to break my tv because he always tries to play 6 degrees of kevin bacon hockey edition. what i mean by that is he always tries to show off that he knows which players played for which junior team and had some random coach that no one cares about. hes like the worst example of a name dropper.

yet i feel like his actual analysis is often not that great. he often tries to lead edzo into additional analysis by proposing theories but i find they usually are off the mark.

in my opinion he is an example of someone that is book smart about hockey but not street smart about the actual game.

regarding murph, i hate to see him go. a couple years ago he got a decent amount of time on the nhl network wrap up show at night. i felt he was very solid on there. (certainly better than that tool jamie mclennan they have now!) i also hope this does not mean an increased role for darren eliot as i feel he is TERRIBLE with a capital T. i do not like him at all and will actually mute the tv or turn the channel when he is on.

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I don't understand how anyone of you thought Murph was drunk. I never saw it.

I hope this was sarcasm. There were many many times over the last couple years where Murphs speech was heavily slurred. Not a stutter or a stammer but slurred. So either Murph suffers from frequent on air strokes or he was sauced. I honestly am surprised it took this long for him to get canned. I like Murph but how many of us can go to our job drunk and keep it. The fact that the statement from FSD said "This will be our only comment" just makes me think the ratings crap is just a cover for something bigger (him being drunk).

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