Yeah I think it should be a conflict of interest. But if you're going to do it, why not Kenny Daniels? It is a home game and he should be the play-by-play guy with Doc.
Ken has called some national games. Don't think they've involved the Wings though.
Other broadcasters have called national games involving the team they do the local broadcast for, like Strader calling one for the Coyotes. But unlike Olczyk he manages to be professional and keep rampant homerism out of his broadcasting.
To be fair, in his presser after the San Jose game Babcock singled out Kindl yet again for his play and did so without any reservations. Two games in a row he was mentioned by name for his strong play.
I don't disagree. But earlier in the month he pointed out Kindl's bad play.
Kindl has shown from the start he's capable of playing in this league. For him though it seems to be the willingness and ability to do it for a whole season. That's all I was saying.