Brett Hull or Jeremy Roenick: The Next Great Analysts?

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  1. Stevedude530

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    Say you're the prez of OLN, and you've got a chance to bring one of the two most prominent AMERICAN players ever to play in the NHL to your studio to be the NHL's Charles Barkley-type guy, and you can pick either Brett Hull or Jeremy Roenick.

    Who do you take?
     
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    I think I'd prefer Hull, too. Actually, I'd really choose neither if we could open the field up. They're very quotable guys, but nothing about either of them strikes me as "great" analysts. Hull sounds too comatose and Roenick, though entertaining, is about as sharp as a bowling ball. They're better for sound bytes, juggling, and general tomfoolery, like a couple of crazy uncles.
     
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    Roenick. He's been my favorite player since the early 90's and I just think he's more articulate than Hull is. Both are great for an off the cuff remark, but Jeremy seems to have a bit over Hull in the way he says it. Besides JR's heart has always, and will always be with hockey, Hull on the other hand has been with golf the last few years.
     
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    Hull, although i like Roenick better as a person and whatnot i believe Hull would be the better analyst
     
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    Gotta agree here. Brett is a smart, quick witted guy who would certainly would make a great analyst or color guy.

    I enjoy J.R.'s opinion as well. Just prefer Hull.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Both lack class but if I had to pick one it would be Hull. JR acts like a 16 year old kid and would get annoying faster.
     
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    JR needs to become a permanant host on the best damn sport show. They have a baseball, basketball, and football guy on that show. He can be the hockey guy.
     
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    I'd second that, if OLN doesn't snatch him up first. JR has even done games before, at least a period or two for ESPN when he's been concussed in the past.

    Both are great quotes, but to paraphrase from the CNNSI article said last week, Roenick gives that "reach thru the TV and choke him" feeling that people get from Barry Melrose.

    OLN has too many good guys right now on the set, they need a black hat to shake things up.
     
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    I'd take JR. Put him out there with Clement who can anchor a show and let JR just be himself.

    Hull's not a bad choice but I'd tend to agree with the above post - he's all about the golf now.
     
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    And wait until the first time PM clips him over the head with a microphone.

    I like JR more as a sports show host, can't see him as a commentator, but you never know.
     
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    They are both utter morons. Viewers would get dumber just by listening to them. {Much like people do when they are listening to Charles Barkley, come to think of it...}

    Lose/lose.

    The poster above who made the "crazy uncle" comment has it right. The crazy uncle may make you laugh, but that doesn't make it right.
     
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    Roenick earned rave reviews for his work during the World Cup of Hockey. So he already has a leg up there. I've always found Roenick to be a little smoother in front of the camera than Hull, and just an all-out better entertainer. (Anyone else crack up big-time watching him sing and dance to Enrique Iglaceis [sp?] last year on Off the Record?) He's sarcastic, he's controversial, but I think he'd do a better job in conversation/argument/analysis roles than Hull, who I've viewed as more of a quick quip/one-liner type.

    Brendan Shanahan will make an excellent analyst/panel regular one day, with his personality and entertainment. (Early in his career, he had a sign that said "Better Quotes Here" on his locker room stall).

    Does anyone know if Shawn Burr, Gary Suter and Jim McKenzie - three perennial media darlings - have found work in the game since they retired?
     
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    Roenick was kind of awkward sitting in the booth during the World Cup in 2004. He needs a bit more polish. I'd go with Hull and Chelios, if the latter decides to call it a career.
     
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    JR is the annoying type but not the annoying type to where you have to see what he says. He's the annoying type where when you hear him you turn off your tv.

    I do think they need to bring someone exciting in for the studio I just don't think JR would work out. He's an idiot. I remember in 04 he complained about the Devils playing the trap when his team at the time the Flyers played the exact sameway. I don't think JR would work out goo I think he would comeon and most people would turn of their tv's.

    There is a difference between what Charles Barkley does and the whining that Roenick does. Everything Roenick says is just whining about how it didn't go his way.
     
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    You mean in 2056 when they scrape Cheli's dead, lifeless body off the Joe's ice surface? ;)
     
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    ...ok, I paid too much to broadcast hockey and I pi$$ed off a lot of hockey fans?
     
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    In 2056?

    How would that be different than right now?
     
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    let's not forget, ABC paid a half a billion dollars 5 years ago to show 4 games each season.
     
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    Uhm Nope.

    That "half a billion dollars" (actually $600M over 5 years) was for the complete ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 package - a bit more than 4 games.
     

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