Because of Course this Would Happen to the NHL…
May 13, 2009 29 Comments
Anaheim vs. Detroit, Game 7 – 7:00 PM ET, VERSUS/TSN/PRIME/FSD/RDS Carolina vs. Boston, Game 7 – 8:00 PM ET, VERSUS (JIP)/TSN2/FSC/NESN/RIS
Some Notes From the Evening:
- Kudos to Rick Peckham for clearly braving some laryngitis to come off the bench to call Game 6 of Bruins/Hurricanes. It’s pretty ridiculous that guys like Forslund and Beninati were getting work in addition to their local stuff while Peckham sat out Round 2, after having a really great Round 1 on the bench.
- We really can’t think of two better people to be bringing America Game 7 of what has become the league’s biggest playoff series since maybe 1994 than Mike Emrick and Daryl Reaugh. Doc and Razor have been pitch-perfect, Emrick setting the scene as only a Hall of Famer can, Reaugh as the weirdness wordsmith that a network has finally found to keep up with Doc. Eat your heart out, Thorne and Clement.
- Does it bug anyone else that “NHL: On the Fly” has been taking the CBC feed with Bob Cole over the VERSUS feed with Doc. Just from the highlights, Cole has been behind the play, senile-sounding and just plain dull. Can we get Mark Lee or Dean Brown out there, please? Or how ’bout giving Jim Hughson the stamp of approval as your new #1 guy by swooping him in to call this one?