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He tends to be dry. Almost like a second play by play guy, but he's brand new to it. At least he can formulate a sentence unlike Murphy, Haha.

He'll get better soon. He already looks more comfortable than he did a few weeks ago, and the natural storytelling comes with experience.

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I think the fast way Ozzie speaks causes him to get ahead of his thoughts and causes him to make mistakes, it constantly feels like he's rushing. He's also too straight forward and only talks about the game how about a story ones in a awhile. Having said all that, I like how knowledgeable he is, Ozzie was a great goalie and really understands the game. With more games under his belt he should get better I'm just not sure his speaking style makes him an ideal commentator.

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Its funny cause we used to crack on Murph for sounding drunk a lot, but the way Ozzie sounds to me is the same way the people I know who take adderal (or coke) sound. They talk very fast and their words run together and sound mumbly or stuttery at times.

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I like him but he does speak a bit quietly and sometimes goes on for too long instead of making quick points and letting Ken get back to it.

hahaha he totally does drag things out sometimes, it's actually pretty funny. He gets on a topic and just runs with it.

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I'm an Ozzie lover, so I'm biased in his favour, but if I'm going to have a complaint,it is that I have trouble hearing him. If my volume could go any higher, I'd crank it, but there's only one "loudest" setting. He has a quiet voice. He always had it in interviews, so it's not surprising he has it in the booth.

Good Canadian boy.

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Ozzie is a little on the dry side but improving. Darren Elliot was the same when he started--very straight forward--and look how far he's come. He actually cracks a smile now and then. :tounge2: Seriously, though, I'd say just give him time. I do like how he talks up all the GR kids. The only thing that drives me nuts is that he says Franzen like Pierre McGuire does, and I hate being reminded of that dou*che more than is necessary, especially when I don't have to suffer through games on NBC. You'd think having worked with Franzen for that many years and having a locker a couple spots down from him, Ozzie'd be able to pronounce it correctly! Must be a Canadian thing?

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Love Mick, i still laugh at the "hook,hook, another hooker" line he had several years ago.

Im partial to the "Holy Jumpin, Lookout, and Datsyuk's got his black mask on out there tonight." Aswell as when he refers to us the viewers as "gang". Ive always wanted to be a part of a gang, and Mick is kind enough to do that for me.

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Im partial to the "Holy Jumpin, Lookout, and Datsyuk's got his black mask on out there tonight." Aswell as when he refers to us the viewers as "gang". Ive always wanted to be a part of a gang, and Mick is kind enough to do that for me.

Everything Mick says is just pure greatness :) I'll miss him when he's gone

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