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#1 Slegr

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

I'm fine with Kelly Hrudey, but Rick Ball was pretty painful. How many frigg'n times did the guy mention Bryan Allen was a former Canuck?!?!?
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:06 PM

I'm fine with Kelly Hrudey, but Rick Ball was pretty painful. How many frigg'n times did the guy mention Bryan Allen was a former Canuck?!?!?
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

It's a testament to the depth they have in their lineup lol.

Stock, Hrudey... in desperate need of a rebuild.

No need - their HNIC days are probably numbered anyway.

But on a positive note, Ball's better than Mark Lee.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

I like Rick Ball play by play.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

Loved Rick Ball, he's great.

Useless thread.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

I'm fine with Kelly Hrudey, but Rick Ball was pretty painful. How many frigg'n times did the guy mention Bryan Allen was a former Canuck?!?!?
We deserve better.


Hrudey is pretty bad just states the apparently obvious so as not to be controversial, but Rick Ball is so gosh darn awful in every way imaginable. Hated the Canuck guy on CBC last year, but Ball takes it to a new level of awfulness
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

No matter who calls the game the're going to get flak from someone.

Ball isn't bad at all though
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

Moar Hughson.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

I don't mind him but there has been better
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

Rick Ball is great... way better than Shorty and Mark Lee
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

Yup...I thought Baller did a great job tonight!
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

Rick was fine. A huge improvement over Lee.

Is doing color a promotion or a demotion for Hrudey? He had his own little intermission piece there for a few seasons... "Behind The Mask", no?
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

I like him when he calls the BC Lions games.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

He's alright but I really miss Hughson.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

It was obvious it was the first game of the season with the struggles they had in the booth tonight, especially with Hrudey, I am pretty sure they are actually the reason the Canucks lost.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

rick ball was great (not joking)

kelly hrudey was awful
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

Who was the guy that said lappy "might have gotten pushed a little" when he got drilled into the goalie for the first crapty penalty of the year that cost us the game.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:33 PM

Rick Ball was awesome. Nowhere close to Hughson or Shorthouse but still way better than Lee, I actually thought Hrudey was painful to listen to.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

Don taylor,this guy is funny as hell heard him on team 1040 commentating a game never laughed so hard in my life.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

ball is awesome
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

Don taylor,this guy is funny as hell heard him on team 1040 commentating a game never laughed so hard in my life.


WHAT?! TAYLOR?! dang.. i missed that... next time i guess. what bugs me is that great commentators usually start in the Vancouver market then CBC swipes them up and gives them to the... leafs... all i have to say is... leave shorty alone! he is ours! they have already taken jimmy from us..
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

I wish it was like this today:

OTT@SENS - Rick Ball
TOR@MTL - Bob Cole
ANA@VAN - Jim Hughson

BTW, what happened to Cole?
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

WHAT?! TAYLOR?! dang.. i missed that... next time i guess. what bugs me is that great commentators usually start in the Vancouver market then CBC swipes them up and gives them to the... leafs... all i have to say is... leave shorty alone! he is ours! they have already taken jimmy from us..


I thought Rick Ball did a very good job today. CBC viewers have had to endure the commentary of Mark Lee over the past few years. It was a great change today to hear Ball, a Vancouver media personality, provide tonight's play-by-play. He's been the Canucks' secondary play-by-play announcer since 2008, used to host one of the TEAM 1040's best shows, and is the voice of the BC Lions. He is a local commentator with a ton of knowledge about the team, and does a very good job calling games.

As a Canucks fan, there's little more you could ask for. When Shorty is providing play-by-play for Sportsnet, the voice you'll hear on the radio is that of Rick Ball. He has improved tremendously since he first began four years ago, and will only continue to improve. Unfortunately, Kelly Hrudey's contributions tonight may have only hurt the broadcast. Daryl Reaugh was a strong addition to the HNIC crew last year, and it's a shame he could not return this season.

Also, here's Don Taylor providing commentary from the 2008-09 preseason:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT782McO9rE

Edited by WeatherWise, 20 January 2013 - 12:02 AM.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:22 AM

shut up. I'd rather have Rick Ball then some toronto flunky. Kelly Hrudey on the other hand I am not a fan of. Seems to ramble on about obvious crap. Thankfully the Canuck's were worse on the ice :D
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:44 AM

This is why we can't have nice things have a GDT.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

Ball OK, Hrudey will drive me out of my mind by march!! King of stating the obvious and Alberta biased.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

i thought rick ball did a good job. so much better than monotone rick lee and kevin "the goalie of the future" weeks
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

BTW, what happened to Cole?


I think the reason it was Hughson on today's broadcast is because he's the Leafs main CBC broadcaster, and he's higher on the charts now than Bob Cole so he got the game. Cole will be "the man" when the Habs play Ottawa or NYR or something like that.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:20 AM

What we need is less whining.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

What we need is less whining.


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