The moment I saw Doc Emrick ranked so low I disregarded the list. However...
Ken and (especially) Mickey are very, very biased announcers. I am a Red Wings fan and a Blues fan so I have a little bit more objectivity than most of you here. I prefer listening to games called by them seeing as how I cheer for the Wings and share their sentiments but if you don't acknowledge their blatant bias and homerism then you are either stupid or deaf.
What was he effective at, again? I thought he stunk tonight. But I did think the Wings dominated this game. They were on their toes all night, and the Sharks were on their heels.
He created scoring opportunities on a consistent basis. He got burned one time at the end of a power play shift and couldn't catch up to Dan Boyle on the breakaway but apart from that his mistakes were minimal and his offensive game showed enough to keep him in the lineup.