Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Fenway, Apr 14, 2018.
Typical Rogers. Being scummy as usual.
Yep. Radio is a different story. But on teevee it’s a whole different dynamic and, frankly, job description. A radio call has to be accurate but on teevee the announcers are more like mates with whom you’re watching the game.
I never got the Bob Cole hate, I associate his voice with so many great and horrid moments.
fault on both sides, here. Cole needs to understand when to bow out gracefully. His work has been subpar for years, compared to his younger self.
For those thinking Cole deserved more than a phone call, can you suggest what would have been a better mode of communication to let him know?
Should they have done a singing telegram or something?
I'm fine with a phone call to Bob. Rogers doesn't owe him anything. He was an announcer for CBC when he was good. He should have retired 10 years ago as he's just terrible now and I hate listening to him call any game. I think Rogers has already gone above and beyond by simply giving him a job. I honestly hope it's his last year calling games.
His voice is magic at this time of year and will be sorely missed. I like Hughson and Romanuk but Cole is king at this time of yr. and as long as he wishes he should be calling the games.
Rogers are ****ing disgusting. They are ruining everything. They don't care what the fans wants. It took a national outcry for them to make changes early on.
Hell most Canadian fans would prefer Bob Cole calling the Bruins-Leafs series than boring freakin Jim Hughson and Simpson. We don't want Jim Hughson goddamit!
They did it by phone because everyone is used to hearing his voice without seeing his face, so it felt more natural!
I will miss him, I don't care about the mistakes. We had an announcer for the Jets game start one by saying that Dumba had made his first save. Everyone makes mistakes. Bob makes a few more than some, but he makes up for it by being fantastic to listen to.
I don't care about the mistakes that now come with such an advanced age, his pace and voice alone make him better then any other play by play guy rogers has out there.
Wish he could do ever single ****ing game, 85 or not.
Rogers was hoping he'd retire for years before this. They gave him the opportunity to go out gracefully. The man can't do his job anymore.
I'm sure they do, but I did not say anything to the contrary. You misparaphrased me.
Seasons of Romanuk have opened me up gracefully to Hughson/Simpson
Some people don't like to listen to Bob Cole, to each his own. And yes, he does mix up player's names from time to time (not the end of the world, it's not radio).
But more people like listening to Cole call games than those who dislike him, even if that reason is based largely on nostalgia. And he still has a bigger fanbase than most of the current play-by-play guys, if not all of them.
Fact is, Rogers has slowly been trying to make HNIC their own. The Strombo experiment, firing Tim Thompson (the guy who did all those great opening montages), and now their slow phase-out of Bob Cole.
In a world where Nostalgia sells, I don't get it. But that's been their MO since the day they acquired NHL broadcast rights.
I liked him a lot. But like a player you have to know when it's time to hang em up. He stuck around too long IMO. Should have retired a couple of years ago. It's a shame imo.
Bob Cole has had his time. The guy cbc is missing out on is Chris Cuthbert.
Rogers is a mess. Hey, there's plenty of other phone companies out there.
Cole was in Newfoundland. I'm not sure what people think should have been done here.
The reality is, it's a job, a job that he hasn't been particularly good at for a very long time. People need to let go of the past. Bob Cole has been a subpar play by play announcer for at least ten years now.
People can get nostalgic all they want for the timber of his voice, but the reality is, listening to him call games is very much like watching the game with a senile uncle who's had too much to drink. He doesn't know who has the puck, he's unsure of whats happening and none of that stops him from blathering on.
It's amazing how often Bob Cole says "and they play has stopped." Thanks Bob, we can see that, any clue why? Is there a penalty? Is there an injury? You're in the building Bob, how about paying attention to the game?
Here's another fun idea: Maybe look at the rosters and learn the names and numbers of the players. Telling us "Chicago has the puck" isn't helpful at all.
The next phone call should be telling him he's not coming back next season. Enough is enough.
I have the feeling that this is actually Bob Cole's nasal cavity posting.
I don't mind him not remembering names or generalizing a play by using the team name since I can see for myself while watching on tv. If he was doing this on the radio it's a different story.
In Ottawa we have our own play by play guy that remembers everyone's name but loves telling stories during game play. It's infuriating.
Hockey legend but it’s time to let go.
Hopefully he enjoys his retirement (if that’s his choice).
But, so what? I can see what's going on because I'm watching him on TV, he's not a radio announcer. He mixes up names and misses calls, but for the people complaining, if you notice then you saw what happened anyways, so what difference does it make. Playoff hockey is all about the noise, emotion, and atmosphere. And nobody else on SN can convey that in big moments like Cole can.
It's a business and he didn't cut it. Find another job and stop whining.
Like what? Hes 84 years old for Christ's sake, show some respect.
Doc>Cole any day.