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  1. All excellent points. John Ashbridge is sharing the PA chair with Al Murdoch again this season. While I have nothing against Al, there's nothing like hearing Ashbridge coming on the PA for a goal, or at the beginning of the game when the Canucks come out. I still have the intro's from the 2011 playoff run saved, and they still give me chills listening to them over again. Whoever did the production for CBC during those playoffs was absolutely brilliant. I wish Sportsnet would take some cues from those games that CBC did, because they were very well done. And yes, that power paly announcement they do in RA now is effing terrible. The teams that need stuff like that already have other gimmicks like cheerleaders (yup, looking at you Dallas). Stop playing that recording and use the time for other useful information... or don't. Silence works too. The crowd is already getting excited about our upcoming power play. You don't need to do anything.
  2. Honestly, I would much rather they stick with Streets With No Name for the intro, and Gold on the Ceiling for the goal song. I was cool with Holiday as well, but GotC would be my pick between those two. When I heard this last night, I wanted to fall asleep. Really took away from the excitement of the team scoring.
  3. Despite many who would argue with me, I actually like Chris Cuthbert on TSN (a couple of people seem to be referencing him). Liked him back when he was on CBC as well. It's more the unique sound of his voice than anything, but the quality of his calls aren't bad compared to some other play by play guys in the league (re: the duo doing the Av's games). Also a big fan of Shorthouse (who is by no means bad now, but definitely not the same since Tom got the boot on the radio). Hughson's calls are always great, and I also enjoy listening to Gord Miller. These 4 at least have the stones to correct themselves on the air when they make an obvious mistake like mis-pronouncing a players name. Above all else, they all show either the same, or only slightly less enthusiasm when calling a goal for a team opposing Vancouver (slightly less being Hughson when he was primarily doing Canucks games, and Shorty as well since he still does only Canucks games). I get the opportunity to listen to Rick Jeanneret once in a blue moon, but can definitely tell he has a real passion for the game, and it really doesn't matter who is playing. Always a treat listening to him call games. This post hit on so many things that annoy me about some of the announcers calling NHL games though... well said. I know being in Vancouver has spoiled me in terms of announcers, but listening to some of the other ones around the league keeping in mind the points raised in the post... some of them just annoy me to no end.
  4. How about we bring back Crowd Chant?
  5. Interesting point about Henrik, although the calls made against him were more of the borderline variety that - personal grudges aside - could have been called on any given night. As another poster above said, the last call against Henrik was embellished a bit, but again it was borderline.