TSN 690 & Other Montreal sports media Thread VII

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    It's not just the 20 minutes and it definitely is a long intro usually -- it's also the peddling of either obscure acts that are eminently forgettable after they've been played or Bob Friggin' Dylan. Melnick does promote certain acts via his company, BillyBob Productions, which makes me wonder how many of these no-name bands he plays are just getting airtime as clients of his outfit.
     
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    Censored Toad BEST GM EVER!!!! #25 ON ITS WAY!

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    new name, new photo, new slogan ... NEW Outlook.

    GO MARC GO!!! HABS ARE CONTENDERS!!!! Seriously ... one piece away from the cup. !!
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    peate Good grief!

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    I'm of the same mindset as Brendan Kelly on this one. I don't want the Habs to turn into what the Leafs were for far too many years of just hoping to make the playoffs. The Leafs finally figured it out and brought in a competent management team and finally did the right thing of tearing it all down and rebuilding it back up. This part from the article is what scares me and one could even argue that the Habs are already there right now.

    I really don't want the Habs to be in this cycle of mediocrity year after year going forward.
     
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    TSN690 has been in a cycle of mediocrity for years -- look at how much forum content it begat. There must be a silver lining in there somewhere.
     
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    Its certainly a concern I share, but I wouldn't compare it to the leafs. They continued to be bad despite missing the playoffs repeatedly for over a decade.

    It wasn't a team struggling with mediocrity..... They couldn't even get there.
     
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    Genesis76 Rey is a Mary Sue

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    Does anyone else ever feel like changing the station as soon as Tony comes on the air? I just listened to him block 2 different texters from texting the 690 line, because they texted in their opinion.

    Now correct me if I’m wrong but that doesn’t seem like the proper way to gain listeners. If he reads a text that he disagrees with why doesn’t he just ignore it? Or if it’s just someone trolling, by all means block their number, but if it’s someone voicing their opinion and you don’t agree with it... what’s the point of calling them out on air and saying that you “have the power to block these people”

    I’m honestly at a point where I just want to change the channel when Tony starts talking. Which is too bad because I enjoy listening to mostly everyone else with the exception of Nuckles when he forgets what he’s talking about.
     
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    Sorry for the double post, but Tony just blocked another 2 people for their appropriately worded opinions.

    Thinking about texting in and saying something funny, any suggestions?
     
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    Tony is in full d-bag mode this morning. Trying to control what others can and cannot say and not allowing someone to voice their opinion is very bad for business and likely drives people away. It's almost like I've seen this not being able to voice one's opinion happen somewhere else very recently. :sarcasm:
     
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    Yeah Tony is really difficult to listen to
     
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    I guess Tony isn’t too happy with HFboards? Lol
     

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    Painful. Is he screaming like a child followed by long dramatic pauses that make you wonder if your radio turned itself off?
     
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    If you guys are so dead set on listening to a bunch of ******s yell about hockey I'm pretty sure the hfhabs/greater online hab community can find a way to fill that void without filling tony marinaro's pockets.
     
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    MaxDummy "Les Glorieux"? Je me souviens...

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    Does anyone know if Tony has ever mentioned HFboards? The text he sent me seems to point to him not being too fond of us lol.
     
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    He is the reason why I just stopped listening to 690. He is not a hockey analyst, let alone a sports analyst. He just spouts nonsense and has these lame radio attention vying tactics.

    I’ve said it before, but all the Sportsnet 590 and TSN 1050 guys are Leafs homers, but at least they provide some insight and actual analysis to the table.
     
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    Inkling Same Old Hockey

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    Tony has a really weak set of regular guests in general. Just one more reason I've stopped listening to his show. The strong lineup of guests is why I continue to listen to the Morning Show and, of course, Melnick. Nilan can get some great guests due to his connections (like former teammates), but they tend to be occasional. I like Kerry Fraser and Dennis Bernstein (when he is on, usually when Tsalikis is guesting).
     
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    Yeah I quite like what the leafs have going. Andi Petrillo is animated.
     
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    WhiskeySeven* Expect the expected

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    Come on.

    Anyone who has an opinion about the Habs or argues their opinion can come across as """obnoxious""" if you want to be stinky about it.
     
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    Tony signed up and dropped by HF Habs (last year I believe it was) for a very brief period. Some guys here didn't show him any mercy so he took his ball and went home. I guess he blocked HF like he does with texters and people on twitter who disagrees with him and calls him out. Tony as admitted on air he has very thin skin and doesn't take criticism very well which is why he blocks so many people.
     
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