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#21 evilzyme

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:06 AM

This is absolute garbage. We should voice our opinion to FSD and let them know that they made the wrong choice here. While Murphy wasn't the smoothest talker, he knew what he was talking about and gave an inside edition on things concerning the franchise. It was awesome having Murph and Mickey on the crew to speak on behalf of their times with the organization. I'm honestly upset about this decision! I don't believe for a second that ratings had ANYTHING to do with this.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

Well, then fire Greg Hammaren! 



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:18 AM

This is absolute garbage. We should voice our opinion to FSD and let them know that they made the wrong choice here. While Murphy wasn't the smoothest talker, he knew what he was talking about and gave an inside edition on things concerning the franchise. It was awesome having Murph and Mickey on the crew to speak on behalf of their times with the organization. I'm honestly upset about this decision! I don't believe for a second that ratings had ANYTHING to do with this.

 

Someone started an online petition, not sure how much weight these things carry but here you go:

 

http://www.ipetition...e-larry-murphy/


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:21 AM

This is absolute garbage. We should voice our opinion to FSD and let them know that they made the wrong choice here. While Murphy wasn't the smoothest talker, he knew what he was talking about and gave an inside edition on things concerning the franchise. It was awesome having Murph and Mickey on the crew to speak on behalf of their times with the organization. I'm honestly upset about this decision! I don't believe for a second that ratings had ANYTHING to do with this.


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Lets storm the castle...I call dibs on taking out that skinny Justin guy that's on there sometimes. In all seriousness though, I think they biffed big time. We seen Murph doing the game up on the FSN perch at the Joe one time and I think everybody chanted "hot dogs" at him...priceless.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:25 AM

I'd rather see Murph stammering through the intermission than the emotionless post they have now.

 

I wonder if he got too tipsy and said something he shouldn't have.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:26 AM

I agree with most of the sentiment on here, total BS. If ratings are down, which I doubt, there's no way you put it on Murph. Something else has to be going on here.

 

Pierre McGuire is a trillion times worse than Murph. I HATE Pierre with the white hot rage of thousand burning suns and if the WIngs are on NBC I'll stream the radio broadcast instead of listening to inane babbling.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:30 AM

No way they fire him in the middle of the season unless something happened, I think.

 

Sucks, though.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

What the? 


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:43 AM

Pierre McGuire is a trillion times worse than Murph. I HATE Pierre with the white hot rage of thousand burning suns and if the WIngs are on NBC I'll stream the radio broadcast instead of listening to inane babbling.


I somehow can stand him but I understand how he can drive people nuts. That was funny though man, well said.

By the way, anyone catch Chris Therian on NBC...terrible and one goofy lookin dude. Murph could take his job in a second.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

I'd rather see Murph stammering through the intermission than the emotionless post they have now.

 

I wonder if he got too tipsy and said something he shouldn't have.

 

That's what I was thinking too. Maybe he wasn't a such a good drunk.



This is absolute garbage. We should voice our opinion to FSD and let them know that they made the wrong choice here. While Murphy wasn't the smoothest talker, he knew what he was talking about and gave an inside edition on things concerning the franchise. It was awesome having Murph and Mickey on the crew to speak on behalf of their times with the organization. I'm honestly upset about this decision! I don't believe for a second that ratings had ANYTHING to do with this.

 

This ^^^


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

Wow... this really sucks. I'm actually pretty pissed about this. I liked Murph a lot. I feel bad for him, with it coming out of the blue like that... not fair to him at all. Hopefully he can manage to find a new job somewhere else. I'll miss him.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:04 AM

If you're on twitter, a hashtag has emerged. #BringBackMurph

Trying to get it trending.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

With the garbage in broadcasting around the NHL (Colorado, Pittsburgh, Columbus), this is strange. I'm almost  certain that the whole "ratings" bit was a cop-out. Nobody turns off the TV because Larry Murphy was between the benches. 


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:15 AM

Murphy out....Homer in. Now THAT would increase ratings?

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

Didn't see this one coming.   Hmmm...


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:23 AM

That sucks, Murph was growing nicely into the awkward, funny, hall of fame, former Wing, cult hero. It had to be something other then ratings.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

Guess they were tired of the bumbling....

Wonder who will take over...i remember when shawn burr did some and so did.Ray Ferraro....and Doug Brown.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:35 AM

But.. But.. But now who's going to break it down between periods?! :(

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

I liked it how they all had roles: Mickey was the old-timer with stories, Larry was the enthusiastic analyst who had a really good eye for the game and often fumbled on words, and Ken was the one who kept his feet on the ground and the whole thing together.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:44 AM

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


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