Proposal: Replace our broadcasting crew

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  1. Katie Connauton

    Katie Connauton Banned

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    Television play by play: Matt McConnell
    Television color commentator: Tyson Nash
    Television/radio host: Todd Walsh
    Radio play by play: Bob Heethuis
    Radio color commentator: Paul Bissonnette
    Radio host: Luke Lapinski

    Radio crew's fine (but I don't really listen to radio broadcasts so my opinion is to be taken with a grain of salt). Fire all three TV guys. Here are my picks for replacements:

    Television play by play: Tom Callahan (currently the Roadrunners radio play by play guy)
    Television color commentator: @IPreferPi
    Television host: Ilya Bryzgalov
     
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    Simulcast and save money. Make Heeter PBP for both and Biz color for both and Nash host for both. McConnel, Walsh, and Lapinski will have to seek.
     
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    McConnell, Nash and Walsh need to go.
     
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    My life has demonstrated that there is no way I am lucky enough for the opportunity of replacing all three of Nash, McConnell, and Walsh.

    If for some reason this were to actually occur I can only assume there would be some devastating, catastrophic tragedy to even things out.
     
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    IPreferPi A Nonny Mouse

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    Hahahaha, appreciate the vote of confidence @Katie Connauton, but I definitely have a face for radio. Although fortunately I have the voice to go along with it. :laugh:
     
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    I actually like McConnell and Nash. Walsh is an instant mute though.
     
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    I wouldn’t miss a single one if they all vanished tomorrow.
     
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    Television play by play: Matt McConnell
    Television color commentator: Kid Caster who gets a free pizza for not talking at all... when a play happens that Nash would have said "Pepperoni pizza" to, just flash to the kid eating pizza and not talking
    Television/radio host: Alice Cooper
    Radio play by play: Bob Heethuis
    Radio color commentator: Paul Bissonnette
    Radio host: Luke Lapinski
     
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    We need to lure John Buccigross to be our play by play.
     
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    I am in the minority of course , but after watching the playoffs , I don't really have an issue with Nash .. There are some real boring folks out there..

    My favorite broadcaster for the Yotes was Curt Ceilback , and then Dave Strader ..Curt as he was the Jets broadcaster before so I was used to him.
     
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    All fans hate their broadcasters when their team is lousy. If you’re watching your team get their butt kicked every night and some poor bastard is being paid to stay positive about it the whole time, of course you’re going to hate his ass.

    We love Strader and Panger because they called the games when we won most of them.
     
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    Tyson could improve a lot if every game didn't seem so cookie cutter. We've all seen the Nash bingo cards and drinking games. We don't need to hear the same 20 phrases at the same 20 times every game.
     
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    He’d make a better Host or whatever Jodie Jackson does. I’d ditch McConnel, Walsh, Jackson and Lapisnki. Just do Heeter, Biz and Nash as the full crew for both TV and radio. Save some money. Give a 4th liner a raise.
     
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    I dunno I can think of plenty of broadcasters I liked watching bad teams and a few examples from around town even.

    A good team does cover up bad broadcasters, but I don't think it works 100% the other way. Lots of people liked Keilback and the Coyotes sucked plenty through the latter 2/3rds of his time here. Pang was mostly here when they were bad too in the Gretzky years, he was only here for two of the Tippett seasons.

    Nash and McConnell were already in the booth by 2012 (Another OMG It has been that ****ing long reminder btw). You might remember a controversy around Nash and defending the Torres hit. The two of them, particularly Nash, hadn't yet developed their full shtickiness yet though.
     
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    Don’t get me wrong, I’d still like an overhaul. Out with the old and in with the winning. :)
     
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    When is Upshall retiring? Wasn't his wife an anchorwoman, and didn't he do guest spots while injured? I am certain he could do a little play-by-play or color commentary
     
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    No idea, his former girlfriend does sports tv, she now dates James Neal.
     
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    Walsh and Nash are the first that need the boot. I cannot stand that ****ing bozo Nash.

    Get rid of Nash and I’m fine.
     
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    Everybody is a step down from Strader and Pang. The radio guys are fine, and McConnell is acceptable. Dump Walsh and Nash for just about anybody.

    Curt Keilback had a great voice and very good hockey knowledge, but he was the worst radio announcer of any sport that I've ever heard. Listening to him, I had no idea what was going on in the game, not even which zone the puck was in. Good radio announcers paint a picture of the game that you can visualize. Heeter does that pretty well.
     
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    I bet smoot is going to want that one back.
     
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    Nash is the weak link. Walsh isn't on the air enough to drive me nuts.
     
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    I listen to other announcers on the NHL channel on XM and I have to say that Nash and Boynton, as color analysts are at the bottom of the barrel. Heethuis compares favorably on play by play. McConnell less so, because he makes too many unforced errors.
     
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    JR needs to leave NBC and return to the Coyotes; bring Mike Emrick with him too.
     
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    Abso****inglutely not on Emrick. I’d flat out stop watching hockey if that dip **** and Nash were on the air for us. May be in the minority, but emrick is foul to listen to.
     
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    Bonsai Tree Turning a new leaf

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    I like the Islander's broadcast team because they don't broadcast like homers. They root for the team but tell it like it is.
     

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