Announcers and Open Thread For Tonight’s Doubleheader (!)

New Jersey vs. NY Rangers, 7PM, VERSUS
Play by Play:
Mike Emrick
Color: Darren Eliot
Reporter: Bob Harwood 

Dallas vs. Phoenix, 10PM, VERSUS
Play by Play:
Dave Strader
Color: Dary Reaugh
Reporter: Lindsay Soto (!) 

Help Us Get Jack Edwards, Please

One more time around with that, we promise.  But here’s the deal.  We know you love Jack or love to hate Jack.  We know you’d love to see him interviewed on this very site.  But it’s impossible to E-mail him, since there’s no address at, or his HD production company website, or a press contact for NESN on the website.

So, we ask you, violent reader: Can you figure out a way for us to interview Jack Edwards?  If you help us get in touch with you, the first two questions of the interview are yours!  Please help us with an E-mail at or leave one in the comment section.

Please help us.  We’ll provide updates on The Quest for Jack when we can.

Random Thoughts From the NCAA Tournament, and Frozen Four Schedule

1. Who are these sources John Buccigross is referring to?  During he and Barry Melrose’s telecast of the Northeast Regional, he kept saying “A source tells me…” in reference to various unsigned college players.  What is this, a HockeyBuzz Twitter feed?  Otherwise, we guess Bucci and Barry were okay.  We tend to mistrust anyone who says “Goal!” instead of “Score!”, but whatever, Bucci digs the sport.  We dig that.

2. Did anyone else see that 7OT lacrosse game that cut into the first period or so of North Dakota-UNH?  Wasn’t that nuts?

3. The NCAA has to invest in some more camera angles.  During the Air Force-Vermont game, which was in HD even, they could not determine that an OT-winning goal from Vermont was conclusively in for more than 20 minutes.  Can we get a low angle side shot of the net, please?

4. Overall, all four broadcast teams were fairly decent bringing the game to you, and ESPN’s increased coverage had a lot of our friends spending some quality couch time watching College Hockey.

5. Seriously?  Bemidji St.?

That being said, what were your opinions of the Frozen Four broadcasts?  After the jump is the Frozen Four schedule and announcers.

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Your Mid-Day YouTube Compulsory: Yeah, Here it is Again

NHL Advertising Fail

50 points if you can tell us what’s wrong with this photo, which the NHL is using to advise fans to watch Devils-Rangers tonight at 7PM on VERSUS.