Puck the Media’s Favorite Announcer Calls Tonight’s VERSUS Game


Jack Edwards

Jack Edwards

Some say there’s no such thing as coincidence.  That person never ran Puck the Media’s NHL Tournament of Announcers.  Tonight’s VERSUS telecast of Montreal and Boston just happened to be one of two games Jack Edwards is calling for VERSUS this season.  Isn’t that something.  He, Andy Brickley (how’s that for bipartisanship!  Two Bruins announcers!) and Bob Harwood will be live from Causeway St. tonight at 7PM.  Enjoy, and please let us know if he references this silly tournament.  It would just make our day.

NHL Should Take a Hint from CBC’s “Original Six Saturday” (Plus HNIC’s Saturday Night Announcing Assignments)

The CBC sent us a PR E-mail today.  They do this often, hoping to get media folk such as myself to plug whatever’s going on with this week’s “Hockey Night” broadcast.  This week, however, I think the network truly shows why it’s dedication to the tradition of the sport is second to none, and are still a smart – if more conservative – innovator within hockey broadcasting.  Boy, do they have a Saturday planned for you.  Some highlights from the PR, as well as my thoughts, post-jump.

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Sorry For the Off-Day, New Posts Thursday, Here’s the Announcing Schedule

Florida vs. Ottawa 
7:00 PM
National TV (CAN): TSN/RIS
Play by Play: Gord Miller
Color: Pierre McGuire

Dallas vs. New Jersey 
7:00 PM
Regional TV (DAL): FSN Southwest
Play by Play: Ralph Strangis
Color: Daryl Reaugh 

Regional TV (NJ): MSG Plus (HD) 
Play by Play: Mike Emrick 
Color: Chico Resch
Reporter: Steve Cangialosi 

Detroit vs. St. Louis 
8:30 PM
Regional TV (DET): FSN Detroit (HD)
Play by Play: Ken Daniels
Color: Mickey Redmond

Regional TV (STL): FSN Midwest
Play by Play: John Kelly
Color: Bernie Federko
Reporter: Dan McLaughlin

Edmonton vs. Chicago
9:00 PM
Regional TV (EDM): PPV
Play by Play: Peter Loubardias 
Color: Louie Debrusk

Regional TV (CHI): Comcast Sportsnet Chicago (HD)
Play by Play: Pat Foley
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Reporter: Josh Mora 

Your NHL Announcing Schedule For Tuesday

Boston vs. Buffalo 
7:00 PM 
National TV: VERSUS (HD)/TSN2 (Simulcast) 
Play by Play: John Forslund
Color: Billy Jaffe 
Reporter: Chris Simpson 

Anaheim vs. Toronto 
7:00 PM 
National TV (Canada): TSN (HD)  
Play by Play: Gord Miller 
Color: Pierre McGuire 

Vancouver vs. Columbus 
Regional TV (VAN): Rogers Sportsnet Pacific
Play by Play: John Shorthouse
Color: John Garrett

Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay 
Not Televised in Either Market

Washington vs. Calgary 
9:30 PM
National TV: TSN (HD)
Play by Play: Chris Cuthbert
Color: Ray Ferraro 

Regional TV (WSH): Comcast Sportsnet DC
Play by Play: Joe Beninati
Color: Craig Laughlin 

Your NHL TV Announcing Schedule For Monday

Pittsburgh vs. Boston
7:00 PM
Regional TV (PIT): FSN Pittsburgh (HD) 
Play by Play: Paul Steigerwald
Color: Bob Errey
Reporter: Dan Potash

Regional TV (BOS): NESN (HD)  
Play by Play: Jack Edwards
Color: Andy Brickley

Dallas vs. New York Rangers
7:00 PM 
Regional TV (DAL) FSN Southwest 
Play by Play: Ralph Strangis
Color: Daryl Reaugh

Regional TV (NYR): MSG (HD) 
Play by Play: Sam Rosen 
Color: Joe Micheletti
Reporter: Rob Simpson

Florida vs. Montreal 
National TV (US): VERSUS (HD) 
Play by Play: Dave Strader
Color: Darren Eliot
Reporter: Bob Harwood 

National TV (Canada): RDS (HD)
Play by Play: Pierre Houde
Color: Benoit Houge
Reporter: Chantal Machabee

Colorado vs. Los Angeles 
Regional TV (COL): Altitude 
Play by Play: Mike Haynes
Color: Peter McNab

Regional TV (LA): FSN West
Play by Play: Bob Miller
Color: Jim Fox
Reporters: Patrick O’Neal & Heidi Androl