The Athletic - Boston What makes Jack Edwards tick?

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  1. BNHL

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    I ran into him and his kids up in NH and he was shocked I recognized him. He was very gracious and chatted hockey with me for 5 minutes and introduced his kids to me and I introduced mine to him. Pleasant encounter.
     
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    No Jack Edwards thread is complete without his original 'Shammy in my Shorts'.......:)

    He may be an occasional nutjob, but he's our occasional nutjob:)
     
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    he's got too much respect for JFK that he wont call Forsbacka-Karlsson "JFK" but didn't have enough respect for the Kennedy's that he had to keep comparing hockey players to RFK's murderer until Ray Shero tried to get into the press box
     
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    I'd say that's as close as he's come to getting fired. That was outrageous, and not funny at all.
     
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    jack will be doing an AMA on reddit r/bruins on January 23.
     
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    Ahh yes, adding more perspective completely destroys every situation!
     
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    I don’t throw shade on the bruins, just Jack Edwards, fans who think bruins constantly get the worst end of ref calls game after game, people who think cehlarik is a top 10 prospect, and anyone who thinks krug is good in his own defensive end.

    I guess you missed all of my pro- tuukka, heinen, Bjork, donato,lauzon and vaak posts since the beginning of the season.
     
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    No, but Edwards gets a lot of hate from sound bytes. That isn’t meaningful perspective
     
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    Edwards gets a lot of hate for his over the top bias, bashing of refs and acting line opposing players just committed federal crimes against bruins players for common slashing and roughing penalties.

    As well as his extreme lack of knowledge of the nhl rule book.
     
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    It’s almost like he works for a specific team.
     
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    Gary Bettman called the truck as he was watching on NHL Network

     
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    you have an impressive ability to get every single thing wrong in all of your posts.

    FYI, Jack works for the NEW ENGLAND Sports Network...not ESPN, not TSN, not CBC
     
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    passion for the game is over the top....but he's a boston bruin announcer.....so at times he may favor our Bruins..lol
     
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    NHLN almost always takes the home team broadcast, but IIRC, it began using the visiting feed when it televised the next few Bruins games after that one.
     
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    They came back from commercial break and Jack apologized to everybody and their mothers. Claimed it was his own conscience that led him to do that. Nothing to do with Ray Shero foaming at the mouth, or Cam Neely telling him he had to.
     
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    I do love listening to him. Is he over the top at times, absolutely. But I also live in Canada and even though the broadcasts we see at playoff time are supposed to be neutral they are most certainly not when a Canadian team plays an amercian team. I've seen it, blatantly, all the time. The final series in 2011 really opened my eyes. I may be don't notice it as much when it's a non bruin team playing a Canadian team, but the dislike for Bruins by the Canadian Broadcasters is obvious. I remember in the last series against Toronto one of the leafs did an OBVIOUS dive and Simpson wouldn't even call him out. But any time Marchand did anything close, he was called out instantly.

    The thing about Jack is he'll call it as he sees it. and that's refreshing for this Canadian Bruins fan.

    I loved the shot of the screens in front of him. My question is, does he have a program monitor to his left? or does he call the game looking at only the ice?

    Thanks for posting this.
     
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    I love his new "Rides him like a pony" comment, kills me everytime
     
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    Need more “Fungo” :)
     
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    Candy corn teeth.
     
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    Huh?
     
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    This was another gem



    Of course, his rant in 2011 after the Bruins beat Montreal in Game 7 will never be topped. Jack elects to drive to Montreal when he can because he loves driving through the mountains and somehow this came out of his mouth.

     
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    Hey this was the 1st Bruins home game I ever attended since I became a fan in the late 80's!

    Cool. I was there for a monumental moment where Jack pissed of Bettman, love it.

    Also Soderberg's 1st game as a Bruin I believe.

    Quick side story, I had a group of people that came in from Sweden to watch Soderberg sitting next to me. There was an older gentleman in his 60's or so that they would not serve a beer to because he did not have proper identification. You bet I bought that man a beer.
     
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    Ahh yes, Jack working for NESN completely excuses him of berating refs, trash talking other teams opposing players and throwing tantrums in the booth over marginal penalties that he accuses the other teams of assault.

    He’s had to publicly apologize on multiple occasions for his conduct in the booth. BUT HEY! I guess that doesn’t matter because he’s a bruins announcer and not on a major network.

    He’s a full grown man who acts like an 8 year old sports fan.

    Give me Dave Goucher, former Bruins radio play by play any day over Jack.
     

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