OT: Official Sports Media Thread VIII - WEEI continues to sink

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    @Fenway, do you think anyone else makes a run at acquiring the national broadcast rights when the contract with NBC ends?
     
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    Knowing this legaue, instead of Kenny Albert they'd wind up hiring his dad, Marv Albert

    ::Marchand bites someone::
    Marv Albert: YESSSSS!
     
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    FOX and FS1 are expected to make a huge bid
     
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    Fenway would know better than me, but I thought I read somewhere that ESPN was interested, too.
     
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    “the Schanley cup playofffsch!!!”
     
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    The NHL would be smart to get as many networks involved as possible, at least if it's their intention to grow the game. No other network besides NBC has any incentive to spend time on the NHL. They gain absolutely nothing from it. Split it up between NBC, ESPN, and FOX, and get more games on TV in front of a national audience.
     
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    Competition can only help.

    I thought NBC mostly crushed the coverage on return to play.

    However, I wonder how many people still use ESPN as their main source of sports news.

    The fact that they don’t have NHL listed as one of the main tabs at the top of their website is a joke and feels spiteful due to the fact that they don’t own the broadcast rights.
     
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    Maybe they can hire Dave O'Brien

    "Welcome back to the Ssstanley cup playoffssss on NBC, itsss a firssst round matchup between the Sssst. Louisss Bluessss and the Dallasss Sssstarssss. Faceoff...Sssssundqvist back to Ssssteen, over to Sssanford. It'sss interccccccepted by Sssseguin who flips it to Ssssekera. Sssstolen by Ssschen, who takes a sssshottttt, and a sssssssave by Bissshop!"
     
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    I like Doc - it's clear he's slowed down over the past 2-3 seasons, but I actually like someone who has more than one verb for "shoot" and "block". Hopefully sometime in the 2021-22 season (I'm assuming 2020-21 will remain difficult) they bring him back during a game for an interview and perhaps call a period, so that he can do a true farewell in front of fans. Having Doc at home was 100% necessary, but it's still not the same. That's one thing that COVID's robbed people of - closure.

    I really liked Forslund's calls in the bubble. He's a bit of a 180 from Doc - when Doc has the call, you can't help but to notice him. He's the jalapeno salsa of announcing. Forslund's more like ranch - background noise, but informative. I'd love for him to be the new #1 PxP on NBC, and he's free from what I've surmised.

    Boucher is such an improvement over Pierre it's not even funny. I always thought I was a bit of a Pierre defender, and I actually didn't mind him too much until the playoffs in the bubble. Maybe he just had no clue how to share the mic with folks in the studio, or vice versa, but there was something off that made me chant the famed refrain "Shut up, Pierre" several times. And there was something odd about Pierre's speech - it seemed more pressured or slurred - just a little off and not a nice, smooth "broadcaster" voice. (Then again, Doc doesn't exactly have that, either.)
     
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    Great, stupid dancing robots on ice.

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    Love Doc, and I'll be sad to see him go.

    He definitely lost a step in the last few years, but his excitement for the game was palpable.
     
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    I love that dweeb Pierre McGuire and idc who knows it
     
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    I always hated ESPN, even when they carried games. NHL was always last on the list. Plus, I hate Chris Berman.

    NBC has done a very good job with its coverage, in my opinion. Hope they continue the contract. Minus Milbury, I gather.
     
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    Boucher was excellent. I've never liked Pierre and still don't -- way too much hyperbole when he says the player in front of him is the "best" at something in the NHL. Boucher was understated and insightful and was strong in analyzing goalie play which I generally find lacking in live broadcasts.
     
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    TRANSCRIPT - MIKE 'DOC' EMRICK RETIREMENT MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL - NBC Sports Pressbox

    One other note and then I will stop. Joyce and I have always cared about animals of all kinds, and this date got crowded into the hockey calendar because of the launch date tomorrow determined six months ago of a book that Kevin Allen and I — Kevin, who was for 34 years the hockey writer for USA Today, we began a book about a year and a half or so ago, and it is titled “Off Mike,” and it launches tomorrow. Triumph is publishing it. It is autobiographical, a lot of hockey stories, but it’s on sale beginning tomorrow wherever books are sold, and 100 percent of whatever I receive goes to the hands-on care of animals, dogs and cats and volunteers, gas cards for them, veterinarians that you don’t know and probably won’t know, and I will thank persons who buy a copy.

    You know, in this pandemic there are occasionally surgeries that might need to be done that can’t be done for free, and there are people that because they are out of work don’t get a chance maybe have the option of paying for those. This is an area where Joyce and I can occasionally step in.

    This is not an organized fund that we have created other than it is just cash where we see needs and are occasionally able to meet them, and that makes us feel good, and it does good for animals of all kinds.
     

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