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Author Topic: NHL 2019-2020  (Read 1738 times)

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« on: July 23, 2020, 12:01:49 PM »
Seattle has chosen their name, Kraken, logo, and colors etc...



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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 12:08:27 PM »
They absolutely killed it IMO

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 12:33:51 PM »
Colors and logos look good, (mild resemblance w/Winnipeg).

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 01:15:46 PM »
Looking forward to the puns every time the team cuts a player.

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 01:51:11 PM »
Seattle has chosen their name, Kraken, logo, and colors etc...

Why can't Wisconsin have a team? :(

Just kidding, I already know.

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2020, 03:23:59 PM »
Seattle got this thing entirely right. Well done.
I think this is all going to fail spectacularly in all sports and demonstrate exactly how extensively our governments mismanaged this

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2020, 03:46:28 PM »
Seattle got this thing entirely right. Well done.

my preference was Sockeyes but I have no issue with Kraken and the logo is killer.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2020, 04:01:24 PM »
I wonder what the people at Seagram's think.



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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2020, 04:57:49 PM »
Don't be that guy, Pakuni
I think this is all going to fail spectacularly in all sports and demonstrate exactly how extensively our governments mismanaged this

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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2020, 05:22:30 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2020, 09:37:12 PM »
The “S” is very similar to the “S” in the White Sox logo. Very sharp.

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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2020, 07:46:10 AM »
??

Sorry, my point was don't ruin a good thing that we won't be able to unsee!
I think this is all going to fail spectacularly in all sports and demonstrate exactly how extensively our governments mismanaged this

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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2020, 07:55:26 AM »
Now bring back The Whalers please.

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2020, 08:26:31 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2020, 10:13:00 AM »
I thought the hype video was pretty well done, also.  Lots of shots of the city and some historical stuff thrown in there. I tried to watch it thinking "if there was a Milwaukee version of this, how would I feel about it?" and the answer is that I'd want to run through a brick wall to put a ticket deposit down, soooooo mission accomplished.

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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2020, 10:24:53 AM »
I thought the hype video was pretty well done, also.  Lots of shots of the city and some historical stuff thrown in there. I tried to watch it thinking "if there was a Milwaukee version of this, how would I feel about it?" and the answer is that I'd want to run through a brick wall to put a ticket deposit down, soooooo mission accomplished.

The video was INCREDIBLE. I have a fondness for Seattle, but no real connection to it, but the shots of the city and the shipyards and what not fired me all the way up. Got chills when they put up the pictures of the old Seattle Metropolitans.

What’s interesting to me about the team, is other than the very minority owner running the team who used to be the CEO of the Seahawks and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Sports, is that the main money has no connection to Seattle. It’s Jerry Bruckheimer, who is from Detroit before his Hollywood success, and then David Bonderman from TPG, which is obviously California based.  Just odd given how much money is in Seattle.

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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2020, 11:08:22 AM »
And their song

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TJtiepwpKFw

Brass Bonanza!  Best theme song in sports.

FWIW, the Whalers merchandise is among the top 5 sellers every year among NHL teams

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2020, 12:06:23 PM »
 Emily Kaplan @emilymkaplan

Some good news in the NHL, which begins its tournament Aug. 1: The league administered 4,256 tests to more than 800 players over the last week. Zero tested positive for COVID-19.

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« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2020, 05:42:20 PM »
This is an entire NHL thread, but, this post brings us back to the Seattle Kraken.

Everett Fitzhugh has been named play by play voice of the Kraken. And with that he becomes the first Black play by play NHL voice.

This is a good piece about his hire as well as a link to a nice piece about his life background. A nice story:

https://theathletic.com/1980607/2020/08/07/how-the-krakens-everett-fitzhugh-became-the-nhls-first-black-team-broadcaster/?amp#click=https://t.co/fTnvzjkBKR

For those w/o an Athletic subscription (they have a lot of free trials too) :

Lamont Buford has also been hired as VP of game presentation, as well as Johnny Greco as Senior VP of game presentation and live entertainment.

https://www.nhl.com/kraken/news/seattle-kraken-hires-game-presentation-jonny-greco-lamont-buford-team-broadcaster-everett-fitzhugh/c-318304318

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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2020, 08:57:57 PM »
Brass Bonanza!  Best theme song in sports.

FWIW, the Whalers merchandise is among the top 5 sellers every year among NHL teams

Guilty. And I was three when they moved.

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2020, 06:00:02 PM »
NHL announces no positive COVID-19 test results out of 7,245 tests administered
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2020, 06:57:24 PM »
NHL announces no positive COVID-19 test results out of 7,245 tests administered

Further evidence, despite the confident claims of some here, that bubbles work quite well and are the answer for sports, that can execute them, for the near future

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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2020, 07:03:42 PM »
Further evidence, despite the confident claims of some here, that bubbles work quite well and are the answer for sports, that can execute them, for the near future

Helps that they are in Canada too. Six deaths across the entire country reported today.
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2020, 09:41:00 AM »
Further evidence, despite the confident claims of some here, that bubbles work quite well and are the answer for sports, that can execute them, for the near future

I don't go in the cesspool that is the COVID board, so I may have missed it, but I don't think I've seen anyone argue that bubbles aren't effective for professional sports. The only arguments I have seen have been about whether or not a bubble is possible/appropriate for college sports. Bubbling 30 teams worth of employees is a lot different ask than bubbling 353 teams worth of student athletes (and that's just D1 men's basketball).
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2020, 09:50:22 AM »
I don't go in the cesspool that is the COVID board, so I may have missed it, but I don't think I've seen anyone argue that bubbles aren't effective for professional sports. The only arguments I have seen have been about whether or not a bubble is possible/appropriate for college sports. Bubbling 30 teams worth of employees is a lot different ask than bubbling 353 teams worth of student athletes (and that's just D1 men's basketball).

It was actually in the NBA thread. Predicting the bubble to be a huge failure (and stating all sports would be a massive mess) and show how badly everything was handled.  Which has not been the case.  The MLB has been the worst and they’ve even navigated it well, save for the Marlins situation.  The NBA and the NHL have been resounding successes thus far.

But otherwise I totally agree. Bubbles seem super difficult for CBB and football seems tricky given number of teams for the former, and team sizes and whatnot for the latter. The NFC North would have as many players alone as practically the entire NBA bubble

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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2020, 09:56:10 AM »
It was actually in the NBA thread. Predicting the bubble to be a huge failure (and stating all sports would be a massive mess) and show how badly everything was handled.  Which has not been the case.  The MLB has been the worst and they’ve even navigated it well, save for the Marlins situation.  The NBA and the NHL have been resounding successes thus far.

But otherwise I totally agree. Bubbles seem super difficult for CBB and football seems tricky given number of teams for the former, and team sizes and whatnot for the latter. The NFC North would have as many players alone as practically the entire NBA bubble


One person said the NBA bubble would "fail spectacularly." 
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« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2020, 12:29:28 PM »

One person said the NBA bubble would "fail spectacularly."

And has it still quoted as their signature. I never said the vast majority or consensus. Just calling out a vocal opinion by a frequent poster that has repeatedly been doubled down on and it wasn’t very disagreed with at the time (shrug)

And FWIW, the minute there was some issues early on, pre-bubble, and further when Lou Williams had his drama, I read a lot of people, outside the confines of this board, thinking it was doomed to failure. Been very pleasantly surprised with how well MLS, NHL, NBA, and European soccer (when it was still early and dicey a few months ago) did with their respective measures
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« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2020, 01:51:39 PM »

One person said the NBA bubble would "fail spectacularly."

even team execs were concerned. Major credit to the players for being responsible. The Oura ring has helped with accountability in the NBA.

How do you "bubble" college athletes? Do they not go to class? Do they not live in the dorms and eat at dining halls? Do colleges have that kind of money?
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« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2020, 02:24:57 PM »
even team execs were concerned. Major credit to the players for being responsible. The Oura ring has helped with accountability in the NBA.

How do you "bubble" college athletes? Do they not go to class? Do they not live in the dorms and eat at dining halls? Do colleges have that kind of money?

If they take online classes and don't live in the dorms or eat in the dining halls, they'll be the same as a significant portion of all students this year.

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« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2020, 02:13:27 PM »
I know this thread hasn't been super heavy on actual hockey discussion, especially for a NHL thread, but what are people's thoughts about the unlimited overtime rule in the postseason?  I'm normally a fan of it, as a shootout is too "coin-flip" for my liking for postseason play, and the tension that exists when the game can end at any time is great, but that Columbus Tampa game yesterday was just ridiculous.  I can't really think of an alternative either, but if that series goes 7 and there are more OT games, whoever gets the winner will be licking their chops knowing they're going up against dead legs.

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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2020, 04:13:07 PM »
I know this thread hasn't been super heavy on actual hockey discussion, especially for a NHL thread, but what are people's thoughts about the unlimited overtime rule in the postseason?  I'm normally a fan of it, as a shootout is too "coin-flip" for my liking for postseason play, and the tension that exists when the game can end at any time is great, but that Columbus Tampa game yesterday was just ridiculous.  I can't really think of an alternative either, but if that series goes 7 and there are more OT games, whoever gets the winner will be licking their chops knowing they're going up against dead legs.

For me, I am fine with the way it is for OT. I am open to future changing on ice player quantity, as a progression. No playoff shootouts, and keep 20 minutes each OT period.

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« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2020, 04:56:33 PM »
For me, I am fine with the way it is for OT. I am open to future changing on ice player quantity, as a progression. No playoff shootouts, and keep 20 minutes each OT period.

What would your thoughts be about dropping it to 4v4?  Still have to score from open play, so no shootout.  Wouldn't end nearly as fast as the 3v3 regular season so there would still be hockey to enjoy.  But would almost certainly be decided in the first 20 min OT (although in theory could still go one forever).  Or are you more of a traditionalist?  Just trying to feel out the crowd.

I realize that there'd be no way to change it for the postseason already underway, although if there were ever a time to implement something a little more unorthodox it would be this year, it just seems like unless the Bolts sweep, they'll be at a severe disadvantage if they advance (now watch them go on a Cup run now that I said this).
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« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2020, 05:24:53 PM »
What would your thoughts be about dropping it to 4v4?  Still have to score from open play, so no shootout.  Wouldn't end nearly as fast as the 3v3 regular season so there would still be hockey to enjoy.  But would almost certainly be decided in the first 20 min OT (although in theory could still go one forever).  Or are you more of a traditionalist?  Just trying to feel out the crowd.

I realize that there'd be no way to change it for the postseason already underway, although if there were ever a time to implement something a little more unorthodox it would be this year, it just seems like unless the Bolts sweep, they'll be at a severe disadvantage if they advance (now watch them go on a Cup run now that I said this).

It's a little bit different but this past year the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup playing 4 OT games in four series including one 2OT game. And two of the four series went 7 games while the other two went six games. That's a lot. But they were able to win it all.

5OT is a challenge. But I think it can be overcome to win.

4v4 is fine. I would even be okay with 3v3 for later OTs. My preference is 5v5 but I am open minded in general. I suppose I feel more strongly about actual ice play deciding the game as opposed to shootouts. I am fine with that for regular season.

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« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2020, 11:07:36 AM »
The playoffs have been nothing short of outstanding so far, IMO.   That DAL/CGY game last night was awesome.  Here's hoping for a continued clean bill of health and another 6 weeks of this action

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« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2020, 01:03:07 PM »
The playoffs have been nothing short of outstanding so far, IMO.   That DAL/CGY game last night was awesome.  Here's hoping for a continued clean bill of health and another 6 weeks of this action

Few things tougher to win or more fun to watch than the 16 win grind of playoff hockey.

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« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2020, 10:06:51 AM »
Tukka just up and bounced from Bs 🤦🏼‍♂️

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« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2020, 01:19:51 PM »
5,640 more NHL bubble tests are in and zero positives.

Multiple series playing the rare back to back days of playoff games today/tonight. One game finished OT after Midnight local time and will return at 8:30pm local time puck drop tonight.



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« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2020, 03:46:17 PM »
4,644 more tests are in and zero positive tests for COVID-19.

There are four teams remaining in Edmonton, and four remaining in Toronto. Zero positive tests this far for NHL Bubble.

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« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2020, 04:02:59 PM »
Further evidence, despite the confident claims of some here, that bubbles work quite well and are the answer for sports, that can execute them, for the near future

To be fair, I went back to the NBA thread and there was one poster who said it would ‘fail spectacularly.’ Most were hopeful...and far more critical of the MLB plan.

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« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2020, 04:40:08 PM »
So, social distancing, masks, and discipline work?      And not doing these things lead to infections?   Weird.
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« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2020, 02:35:30 PM »
NHL players decided to not play and playoff games today/tonight.


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« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2020, 03:40:17 PM »
NHL players decided to not play and playoff games today/tonight.

Did not expect this. Unfortunately footballs the only one that'd make everyone truly flip out.

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« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2020, 01:51:25 PM »
2534 COVID-19 test results are in the 6th week of phase four:

Zero positive tests.

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« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2020, 08:27:51 AM »
Tampa Bay has a chance to clinch the Stanley Cup tonight after an OT thriller last night on a goal from Kevin Shattenkirk from Pat Maroon. Series 3-1 Tampa Bay leading Dallas.

Shattenkirk has watched two of his past teams win the past two Stanley Cups, (Washington and St. Louis) Maroon has a chance to win personal back to back Cups after winning it this past season in St. Louis. 

Tampa Bay is seeking its 2nd ever Stanley Cup last winning it in 2003-2004. Dallas is also seeking its second Cup last winning it in 1998-1999.


 

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« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2020, 08:54:48 AM »
Jon Cooper wins the Stanley Cup as Tampa Bay Lightning Coach. He has now won a Championship at five different levels of hockey. He's literally won everywhere he has been. Not bad for a guy who didn't start coaching hockey until age 32 when he asked to help with his son's team. Amazing. He has had Tampa Bay in the final four 4 of 7 years there and gets a well earned Cup.

Schenn brothers go back to back (Luke and Brayden) as does Maroon.


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« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2020, 10:00:02 AM »
Jon Cooper wins the Stanley Cup as Tampa Bay Lightning Coach. He has now won a Championship at five different levels of hockey. He's literally won everywhere he has been. Not bad for a guy who didn't start coaching hockey until age 32 when he asked to help with his son's team. Amazing. He has had Tampa Bay in the final four 4 of 7 years there and gets a well earned Cup.

Schenn brothers go back to back (Luke and Brayden) as does Maroon.

His story is actually insane. You see some stories of guys who got back into coaching later in life (Matt Nagy and the guy from TD Ameritrade who coached in the UFL and at Coastal Carolina come to mind in football, Craig Robinson in basketball), but they were high level players. Cooper didn’t even play hockey in college or even high Canadian juniors. He was a lacrosse player at Hofstra. And it wasn’t even his son’s team, it was a friend in the legal community’s son who played at Lansing Catholic who he knew from beer league hockey.

In 10 years he went from coaching low level American junior hockey to an NHL gig.  He’s been an insane success wherever he went, so he truly earned it, but man what a journey.

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« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2020, 10:54:45 AM »
His story is actually insane. You see some stories of guys who got back into coaching later in life (Matt Nagy and the guy from TD Ameritrade who coached in the UFL and at Coastal Carolina come to mind in football, Craig Robinson in basketball), but they were high level players. Cooper didn’t even play hockey in college or even high Canadian juniors. He was a lacrosse player at Hofstra. And it wasn’t even his son’s team, it was a friend in the legal community’s son who played at Lansing Catholic who he knew from beer league hockey.

In 10 years he went from coaching low level American junior hockey to an NHL gig.  He’s been an insane success wherever he went, so he truly earned it, but man what a journey.

And he is very well liked. He is an example that you don't need to yell and scream to be successful.

Once upon a time he was coach and GM of the NAHL Junior A  St. Louis Bandits. They won back to back Robertson Cups in 2007-2008. Some of my relatives were a host family for some of the out of town players on the team. One of the players on those teams was local star Pat Maroon. He reunited with Cooper this past season to get another Cup with Tampa. Cooper understands well how to fit different pieces on a team.

Tampa Bay has had good ownership (Jeff Vinik) and management, (Steve Yzerman, Julien Brisebois) committed to winning. Having a lot of good players in their prime. That's important too. They have had several strong seasons and are certainly Cup worthy.




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« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2020, 01:26:10 PM »
https://frontofficesports.com/nhl-media-rights-espn-nbc-sports-bidding/

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(Luke and Brayden Schenn going back to back Cups.)


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« Reply #51 on: October 19, 2020, 07:49:09 AM »
Doc Emrick retiring.  Too bad because has been the voice of hockey the last 20+ years.

I didn't realize he is 74 and has a PhD, so he's an actual doctor.
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« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2020, 08:47:54 AM »
Doc Emrick retiring.  Too bad because has been the voice of hockey the last 20+ years.

I didn't realize he is 74 and has a PhD, so he's an actual doctor.

Dang.  He's definitely on the play-by-play Mt Rushmore for me.

https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/doc-emrick-used-153-words-to-describe-puck-movement-in-the-usa-canada-game-01dkhxkh2gy4

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« Reply #53 on: October 19, 2020, 08:52:01 AM »
Doc Emrick retiring.  Too bad because has been the voice of hockey the last 20+ years.

I didn't realize he is 74 and has a PhD, so he's an actual doctor.

Hence the nickname...respectful student of the game, meticulous preparation, from pronunciation to day of game adjustments, was fair to all teams, always changing and evolving. So, I am not surprised he would know when to retire. One of the best hockey broadcasters since Dan Kelly. Big loss for hockey broadcasting and broadcasting in general. 

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« Reply #54 on: October 19, 2020, 09:10:01 AM »
Very talented announcer. He will be missed.

I grew up listening to Marv Albert doing Rangers hockey on the radio.

During the same time period a young John Sterling -- yes, THAT John Sterling, but nobody had heard of him then -- was the Islanders' radio voice. I hated the Islanders so I hated him. But, in retrospect, he was merely a bad announcer, not hate-able.
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« Reply #55 on: October 19, 2020, 09:10:46 AM »
I wonder if NBC goes with Forslund as the top play by play voice.
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« Reply #56 on: October 19, 2020, 09:46:59 AM »
I didn't know this until today, but Emrick did some brief NFL play by play as well.  Including Favre's first NFL completion - to himself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ZLPZasEgo
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« Reply #57 on: October 19, 2020, 10:11:27 AM »
When all fanbases can agree that a person is a good announcer, you know you've done pretty damn well for yourself. Can't recall anybody saying they hated Doc Emrick or "Doc Emrick hates *insert your team here*"

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« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2020, 10:54:14 AM »
I didn't know this until today, but Emrick did some brief NFL play by play as well.  Including Favre's first NFL completion - to himself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ZLPZasEgo

CBS had the Winter Olympics the year prior. He even did a few college basketball games too.

He grew up a baseball fan in very small town, rural Indiana, son of a school principal and guidance counselor. Thus school was an emphasis for him at a younger age.

But he was able to go to a Fort Wayne hockey game as a teen, and he loved it. He liked their (63 years) year broadcaster Bob Chase. And his interests switched to hockey. After getting his PHD in Northern Ohio, he started out broadcasting hockey in Michigan. (where he lives)

He bounced around minor league hockey, after a variety if roles in Philly including finally becoming their top pxp voice in his 40's. Then when the KC Scouts/Colorado Rockies moved to New Jersey, he was their first pxp voice for almost 20 years while doing national games on the side, before eventually doing only national games.

I am something of a sports broadcasting conosseuir, separating roles from pxp, analyst etc...and while I try to be generally positive about many just trying to do their best, but there are a few small number, that standout in various sports that I really enjoy. I have been known to watch many games on mute if the broadcast is challenging.

Doc respects the sport, respect each individual player, coach, staff, top to bottom, etc...and treats each game as a joy to be there,

Not bad for a guy that can't skate, doesn't have the deep booming pxp voice, who some said talked too much earlier in his career.