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#1 Echolalia

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

I never would have taken him as a sports analyst. He did really seem to enjoy interviewing Dmac during the last Cup run, though...


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:20 AM

I can't make the chat he'll have on the Freep today.  Hope someone else takes the time to ask Ozzie's opinion of Miller Lite & dollar hot dogs.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:27 AM

I love Ozzie, and I'm sure he'll do a good job, but.....didn't they give some song-and-dance that they were letting Murph go because they didn't need another guy?

What gives?



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:30 AM

You can ask questions here.  JIC, I already submitted your question!


I love Ozzie, and I'm sure he'll do a good job, but.....didn't they give some song-and-dance that they were letting Murph go because they didn't need another guy?

What gives?

I think we all called BS on that one.  We'll never know, unless someone kidnaps Murph or a FS exec and pumps them full of sodium pentothal.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:33 AM

I think we all called BS on that one.  We'll never know, unless someone kidnaps Murph or a FS exec and pumps them full of sodium pentothal.

 

yeah i remember just about no one believing that.

the general consensus was that there had to be more to it

 

edit: and ozzie getting hired just about proves that


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

You can ask questions here.  JIC, I already submitted your question!


I think we all called BS on that one.  We'll never know, unless someone kidnaps Murph or a FS exec and pumps them full of sodium pentothal.

Oh, pleasepleaseplease let me be the Murphnapper.

 

I looked back in the Murph got fired thread.  They said that they let him go because Mickey and Ken were going to be broadcasting the rest of the games so Murph would not be needed.

 

Obviously BS.

 

Not trying to turn this into a Murph thread, however.  (Ok- one more quick note:  In that thread, I had jokingly suggested Jenna Osgood to replace Murph.)

 

Ozzie has more of a subtle humour.  Obviously he knows the game and the Wings.  When he's between the glass he and Mickey should play well with each other.

 

I wonder if he'll keep on goal-coaching when the team's on the road.  Mickey didn't go on a lot of the longer trips for health reasons, but now that we're in the East, he probably won't need Ozzie to fill in in that capacity, so it pretty much leaves Ozzie for home games or if Ken or Mickey gets sick/can't make it.

 

Should be a fun time.  Bring on the hockey.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

Glad to hear it. I liked Murph, but obviously they aren't gonna bring him back. Ozzie should do great. And just like Murph, current players respect him and will more likely talk to him, than some suit reporter.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:44 PM

Ozzie had better start drinking. He's got big shoes to fill!


You can ask questions here.  JIC, I already submitted your question!


I think we all called BS on that one.  We'll never know, unless someone kidnaps Murph or a FS exec and pumps them full of sodium pentothal.

 

I personally prefer torture. The application of pressure to various nerves and pressure points can produce excruciating pain, and---unless one is conditioned to resist it---this is more likely to produce results than any truth serum.

 

(kidding, of course... ahem)


Ozzie has more of a subtle humour.  Obviously he knows the game and the Wings.  When he's between the glass he and Mickey should play well with each other.

 

Everyone likes Ozzie. It's a good move for the network.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:15 PM

Murphy's job was as a color commentator and analyst.  At least, on paper.  But I think we all know his REAL "job" was to get fans excited about $1 hot dog night.  And no one could do that better than good ole' Murph.

 

Best of luck to Ozzie in his new venture.  I think he'll be great at this, though perhaps not as entertainingly as Murph...

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:37 PM

Regardless, Ozzie is just a seat filler until Pavel hangs up his skates & goes into broadcasting. 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:42 PM

Regardless, Ozzie is just a seat filler until Pavel hangs up his skates & goes into broadcasting. 

 

If Pav comes on, Homer's going to join him.  Can you imagine the combination Swenglish and Englissian that would be flying through the airwaves?

 

I'm still mad that they let Murphy go (at least without being truthful to the viewers), but I will enjoy Ozzie's humor. 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

I agree, Ozzie will be highly entertaining, for sure...


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

 Meh.

 

Cleary would have been better.  


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:33 AM

 Meh.

 

Holmstrom would have been better.  

 


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:03 AM

Homer would be hysterical, if you could understand him. I can just see a Swenglish dollar hot dog promo. Unfortunately, his thick accent would probably turn off the casual viewer. The guy was just a warrior in front of the crease, and I bet he has a huge pool of stories he could tell from his playing days. Plus, I think he'd have a great insight. Ozzie should do well though.

Ultimately, if Homer were to train a couple of prospects or guys like Abby to become a net front presence even half as good as he was, think of how crazy opposing goalies and dmen would be driven.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:09 AM

Homer would be hysterical, if you could understand him. I can just see a Swenglish dollar hot dog promo. Unfortunately, his thick accent would probably turn off the casual viewer. The guy was just a warrior in front of the crease, and I bet he has a huge pool of stories he could tell from his playing days. Plus, I think he'd have a great insight. Ozzie should do well though.

Ultimately, if Homer were to train a couple of prospects or guys like Abby to become a net front presence even half as good as he was, think of how crazy opposing goalies and dmen would be driven.

 

If and when Ken & Mickey retire, I want Pavel & Homer in the booth with Hudler back as the guy between the glass.  



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:28 AM

 

If and when Ken & Mickey retire, I want Pavel & Homer in the booth with Hudler back as the guy between the glass.  

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:46 AM

Murphy was really horrible at being an analyst. Ozzie will be a natural!



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:34 AM

Honestly, I love this and it ALMOST makes up for firing Murphy (but definitely doesn't). I'm pumped to hear the banter between Ken, Mick, and Ozzie and I'm even more thrilled to see the interaction between Ozzie and his former teammates. Murphy was always the funny older guy who a handful of older Wings played with; Ozzie has recently played with half the team, including the really interview-prone ones. I can't wait to see the exchange of s***-eating-grins with a little wink-nudge. Great for the entertainment factor.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:41 AM

 

I wonder if he'll keep on goal-coaching when the team's on the road.  Mickey didn't go on a lot of the longer trips for health reasons, but now that we're in the East, he probably won't need Ozzie to fill in in that capacity, so it pretty much leaves Ozzie for home games or if Ken or Mickey gets sick/can't make it.

 

Should be a fun time.  Bring on the hockey.

 

He said he would not be working one on one with the guys, but he'll keep in phone contact with them.


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