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#21 55fan

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:17 PM

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.

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:02 PM

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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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:41 PM

He makes watching games far less enjoyable for me.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:10 PM

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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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:16 PM

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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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:18 PM

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

We dont speak of such things. Let me live in my perfect world where Mick stays the same age forever.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

He's just very inexperienced.  It's actually a lot harder than it looks to talk that much in a concise, coherent way. 

 

He'll get better.

 

Exactly.

 

At the same time, he can of course do whatever he wants to do but I'd personally much rather have him as a goalie development coach/goalie-team liaison to eventually replace Jim Bedard.  From the outside looking in it seems like Ozzie would be perfect for that role.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:05 PM

....he sucks.

 

Manny should have gotten the job.  He interviewed for it and the chose Ozzie instead.  Manny is currently doing college games on FSD.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:21 PM

I always thought Draper would be better suited to it than Osgood.  He's always been more conversational and had more of a camera presence than Osgood.  Not sure if he was interested, but I think he would be better at it.  Agree that it is much harder than it looks, which is why you really have to appreciate those that make it sound so easy.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:27 PM

I think Ozzie is doing a great job and will only get better. You can't really compare Ozzie and Mick. Mick has 200 years worth of stories, Ozzie only has about 20.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:33 PM



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

....he sucks.

 

Manny should have gotten the job.  He interviewed for it and the chose Ozzie instead.  Manny is currently doing college games on FSD.

 

Legace shouldn't be allowed on FSD at all after the debacle in 06. (I hold grudges)


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:14 PM

Hopefully he will improve!



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:37 AM

Ozzie is a little on the dry side but improving.

 

I think this is actually my biggest knock against him. But it's just nerves and inexperience, a matter of comfort. We know he's not as boring and dry as he comes off as being.

 

As others have said, he'll get better.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:50 AM

The Fraaaahzen and the Jaycub Kindl are drivin' me nuts ! come on Ozzie !


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:55 AM

I didn't read the whole thread, but does anyone else think he's a little too much of a homer sometimes?

Obviously he'll improve and its going to be awesome when he starts to feel more comfortable and sows more of his humorous side

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:16 AM

Osgood pronounces Franzen's last name the way Franzen pronounces his last name.  (Also note that Franzen pronounces his first name with a hard J): http://youtu.be/GnE7obede_A?t=1m5s



#38 55fan

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:31 AM

Osgood pronounces Franzen's last name the way Franzen pronounces his last name.  (Also note that Franzen pronounces his first name with a hard J): http://youtu.be/GnE7obede_A?t=1m5s

Wow! What a trip down memory lane.  Ozzie looks 12 in that video.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:19 AM

i havn't had much problem with ozzie so far but i was watching one of the weekend games and in the intro when they had the up close shot of him and ken, and ozzie looked soooo awkward and uncomfortable. i'm sure it will take a little while getting used to have that camera right up in your business like it is for that shot.


I love Maltby, but to say he wasn't a ****** is a dis-service to his career of douchebaggery.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:36 AM

Not to take anything away from Ozzie and Murph, but it really makes me appreciate how difficult commentating can be, and how phenomenal Mickey Redmond is at his position.





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