Bob Cole to retire after calling 10 games in 2019 (update-16 games, last Habs-Leafs April 6th)

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  1. ucanthanzalthetruth

    ucanthanzalthetruth Not a bandwaggoner

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    About time
     
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    I grew up on Bob Cole and Harry Neale at HNIC. Tremendous delivery, and I wish him all the best.

    I can still hear him saying Dee-TROY-it, during those Red Wings playoff runs...
     
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    He is still one of the best and most iconic voices in hockey. Will miss his calls.
     
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    Damn, Bob Cole and Harry Neale were the voice of my childhood.
     
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    I know I am in the minority--but it is over due
     
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    Hope they are all Leafs games.
     
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    Godspeed. One of the most iconic voices in the games history.
     
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    Bob and Harry were the voices I always heard when I first started watching hockey on a regular basis, you never quite get over that. Can't wait to hear your calls again Bob, and good luck!
     
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    I hope Rogers can find a way to give him a Leafs/Habs Saturday Nighter for his send off. It would be a fitting end to an illustrious career.

    Edit: Just checked, the last Leafs game of the year is vs the Habs on a Saturday night. If Rogers manages to botch this they are truly clueless. I also fully expect them to botch this.
     
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    Oh baby. Oh golly. Oh babygolly.
     
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    The memory is a little foggy on this one. But I seem to recall Cherry doing colour with Cole for a game. Wow, the ratings on that game would be through the roof.
     
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    I didn't like how biased he was against the Senators (well maybe not biased against but boy oh boy did he not give a **** about learning any of our players' names) but I can't not respect his body of work.

    End of an era. Godspeed Mr. Cole.
     
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    Hard to say end of an era since he's been more or less out of the spotlight for a few years now. But like most others he was THE voice of hockey for me.

    I mean, sure, he got the call wrong on Dallas's Cup-winning goal in 1999......sending me into hysterics at first because he had said Modano scored the Cup winner, before catching himself and saying Hull. :laugh:

    But he's still an absolute legend and if he isn't already in the HHOF, he's a lock.

    EDIT: Nvm, he was inducted in 1996.
     
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    InAbsensia OMG Boro is going to be our captain isn't he?

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    Will miss him, he has that magical hockey voice that has rarely been replicated.
    I mean, Lee Versage from TSN1200 could probably do it nationally, but he's way too humble.
     
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    Great voice but he was way pass his prime
     
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    I feel like i've heard something like this before.
     
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    Love Bob Cole. One of the best voices in hockey. Nothing but respect for a man that called decades of hockeys greatest moments.
     
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    Should have retired 10 years ago
     
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    Best of all time, he'll be missed.....he and Harry Neale are to of the nicest people I've ever met at the rink.
     
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    As a Sens fan, good riddance. His Leafs bias was awful
     
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    A legend! but ya, way overdue.
     
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    Makes sense, he's like.. a million years old.
     
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    Maybe it's just from growing up listening to Bob and Harry, but I will always measure other broadcast tandems against them. It might just be the nostalgia talking, but not many have been better.
     
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    Can Dave Randorf retire too?
     
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