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World Juniors .... James Duthie, Bob McKenzie And Ray Ferraro, Are These Guys The Best ?

December 30 2011 at 6:44 PM
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Every Christmas when the World Junior theme is qeued on TSN, I immediately think of Bob McKenzie and James Duthie! Especially so last year when I was fortunate enough to have tickets for the entire tournament in Buffalo, New York and had the opportunity to see this talented tandum live and chatted with them both (off camera of course, lol) in the confines of their remote broadcast studio within the HSBC arena in Buffalo.

This year is as equally exciting (almost, but my invitation to Alberta from Bob must have been lost happy.gif in the Christmas mail) watching their indepth analysis along with Ray Ferraro on TSN. Their broadcasting expertise is synonymous with the World Junior Tournament each Christmas and I just want to give a loud and proud Canadian shout out to the BEST broadcasting coverage of any hockey event (yes even the Stanley Cup Playoffs) with that fella Ron something and his (archaic, lol) sidekick!

Thanks fellas for the amazing insight and detailed analysis at this fantastic amateur tournament which features the up and rising stars of the future! Great Job James, Bob and Ray!


 
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December 30 2011, 9:42 PM 

When a Canadian refers to "even the Stanley Cup" as it pertains to television coverage, I just have to laugh. I am sure that refers to the CBC. Well, most (all) intelligent hockey fans with a flat panel HD TV (with sound) watch their Stanley Cup Finals on NBC with Mike Emrick (arguably the best hockey commentator on TV). Sadly, even TSN's WJC coverage lags behind the camera coverage of a regular season game on NBC/Versus. You are right on one thing. The analysis on the "CHL ALL STAR TOURNAMENT" (oops, I mean WJC) is top notch. Remember, it is TSN's cash cow, they trick Canadian hockey fans into believing this is a tournament people care about and not a scouting combine (see Petr Mrazek, oops drafted). Hate to disturb your table hockey romanticism, but Americans televise hockey much better than Canadians and the WJC has become a made for TV tournament. Great hockey, but sorry guys!!!!!

 
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December 30 2011, 10:06 PM 

ok mike emerrik seriously? the best announcer to date is rick jeanertee american side and bob cole in his haydays

 
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December 30 2011, 10:12 PM 

Hey, nice comeback......close with Rick Jeanneret (I know how to spell it)...I'm going to give you that one. But Bob Cole??? Child, please??? He was average before he forgot all of the players names. Just because the CBC tells you it's good, it doesn't make it true. Something tells me you need 'NHL Centre Ice' for some more exposure and a 'Scrabble' game for spelling practice.

 
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December 30 2011, 10:58 PM 

oo i had center ice i loved it now its too expensive lol ok the most annoying guy ever for broadcasting is jack edwards he is so biased for the bruins you can tell

 
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December 30 2011, 11:21 PM 

Rick Jeanneret and Joe Bowen by far. They are the two most enthusiastic and passionate announcers in the game. And please dont tell me that I am brain washed by CBC, but I think that Hughson and Simpson do a decent job (when they arent broadcasting Canucks or Oilers games). Not to mention CBC's HD quality is excellent to take in a game. My favorite crew of all time was Joe Bowen and Harry Neale, especially Joe Bowens call of a playoff game between the Leafs and the Flyers where Bowen let out all of his emotions on the Leafs radio broadcast. TRUE PASSION.

And I feel bad for you, I think you have spent a bit too much time watching hockey south of the boarder if you think that NBC and Versus put on a better broadcast than CBC, TSN, SportsNet, LEAFS TV etc.

PS: Sorry for your loss against the Czechs today... hopefully the US is still good enough not to get relegated. But it should be ok for you since your not Being tricked into believing that this is a tournament that people care about.



 
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December 30 2011, 11:35 PM 

blaze i agree with you 100% couldnt agree with you more

 
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December 31 2011, 12:08 AM 

Typical Canadian reaction. I am Canadian and have watched Canadian hockey for 40 years and know people who work for both TSN and the CBC. You are a typical of the Don Cherry 'Leaf-tard' who is told what they should believe. My friends who work in Canadian television admit that they don't have the resources to compete with NBC. As for Joe Bowen, he is a shill for the Leafs, a cheerleader. At least on regional American broadcasts, they admit they are homers, Bowen tries to be a 'National' broadcaster (which he will never be). So, when Joe Bowen gets a job as something other than a cheerleader, let me know. Funny, every time Canadian hockey fan doesn't hear the Don Cherry opinion, it must be American or European. Sorry, dude....Ontario born and bred...maybe you need to get new rabbit ears for your TV...you may be surprised.

 
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December 31 2011, 12:12 AM 

By the way, LeafsTV is one of the bigger jokes. The centre (notice 'centre') ice camera may have been cool in the 'Hot Stove Lounge' era but it would be nice to have more camera angles. If Leaf fans had enough PASSION to stay in their seats (and not the bar) for the game, they could get some guy with an iPhone to broadcast the game...but I am sure you know best...because that's what you were told by Norm Rumack.

 
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December 31 2011, 12:17 AM 

i agree with that too many seats empty at the acc just for beer

 
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December 31 2011, 12:28 AM 

Don't say that Wingfan, or Blaze will think you live south of the 'boarder' (in Canada we spell it 'border')...don't tell anybody that fans in San Jose, Philly, Nashville, Chicago and New York (Rangers) make Toronto fans look like they should be watching a golf tournament in a library. Our secret.....

 
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December 31 2011, 7:17 AM 

Joe Bowen is not considered a "National Broadcaster" he is hired by MLSE. That is why he does not work CBC games or TSN games. Secondly NBC as a whole is considered Im sure to have better equipment. But dont think for a second that they are using their finest equipment for NHL games, a sport many Americans dont care to watch.

Your saying Joe Bowens fan like calls of the game are worse than Mike Emrick's? Give me a break, I would rather hear a Biased yet enthusiastic and passionate broadcast then listen to Mike Emrick. Next thing you will be telling me is that Pierre McGuire is such a great broadcaster as well?

Obviously I would think you live south of the border after you completely Bash Canadian television, Canadian hockey and then go on to praise the likes of NBC's boring NHL broadcasts (which are on TV maybe once a week).

Leafs fans do have PASSION. You think those people who sit in the Platinum seats at the ACC are fans? Or are just trying to make their next business deal. I can tell you that anywhere above Platinum (gold-purples) there is more of a hockey support base then in most American markets. Not to mention the MILLIONS of fans who are unable to attend games that have been supporting this team through and through. Its not a coincidence that the Maple Leaf organization is the highest valued team in the NHL!

And I will adjust my rabbit ears on my 52" LED HD TV. Not wanting to turn this into a "my truck is bigger than yours" just proving that Im not making a strong judgement on this subject watching these broadcasts on a small crappy TV.

 
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December 31 2011, 7:25 AM 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ1e1270vrk

I also like Randy Moller from Florida, funny movie quotes after goalshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3b_7S-sGBo

 
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December 31 2011, 7:53 AM 

Check out the list of winners of the Foster Hewitt Award by the Hockey Hall of Fame.....take off your Leaf coloured glasses and report back on that one. Also, Joe Bowen is hired as by MLSE to be a 'local guy' because he is a 'local talent' and none of the national networks are kicking in the door to lure him away. Finally, NBC/Versus puts on more games than any other broadcaster, including supplying feeds to TSN (not the other way around). You must not have NHL Centre Ice. That's fine....no big deal, but seriously, dude!!!!!

 
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December 31 2011, 7:58 AM 

Oh yeah, forgot!!! My comment on Leaf Fan was not with regards to numbers but with regards to the lack of passion at the ACC. Leaf fans because of sheer numbers also have greater numbers in fans that lack in even rudimentary knowledge of the game. You only need to go to the ACC and see it for yourself. Many American cities have a more boisterous and far more passionate (but far smaller) attendees at their games. Not even close. Philadelphia is an insane asylum. So, I agree, MLSE has lots of money, lots of fans, but sorry.....the ACC doesn't (unless the Rock are playing).

 
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December 31 2011, 10:32 AM 

Easy Boys! All I did as an "apparently" free Canadian was express my opinion, which last time I checked I was "STILL" entitled to! It is "MY" opinion (not necessarily anyone else's) that I truly appreciate the broadcasting efforts and hockey knowledge of Duthie, McKenzie and Ferraro .... THAT'S ALL for 'C' sakes!

So far as Rick Jeanneret (SP?) it is MY opinion (no one else's) that he represents the knowledge and experience of "most" American hockey fans who .............................. "play it, the way they say it ................................ Haaaaakey"! happy.gif



    
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December 31 2011, 11:20 AM 

Easy Tony, your talking to the two H brothers and they have a opinion about everything.lol Have a great new years everybody! Wellington Dukes to win it all this year boys. And Scott good luck in Michigan!

 
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December 31 2011, 12:20 PM 

Like I said before as well with regards to passion at the ACC an entire section is made up of business men. After that there are tonnes of passionate fans! and not all of those passionate fans are able to attend games either. But to say Leafs fans are not passionate is a joke. I've seen and heard countless times this year alone Leafs fans drowning out the home teams crowd with Go Leafs Go cheers.

Bowen is one of the best Broadcaster in the entire league. National Networks do not go after Bowen because he is with the Leafs!!! And Im sure if the oppourtunity arrose where Bowen could leave the Leafs to work for CBC or TSN (the only National Networks who cover hockey in Canada) he would stick with the team he loves.

No I do not have Centre Ice because I do not care to pay for this package to watch an Islanders Panthers game.

I am not defending TSN because I do not like TSN broadcasts as much as CBC/Sportsnet/Leafs TV. I think its mostly because I dont get TSN in HD.

As far as im concerned this argument is over. I simply did not appreciate you coming in and making such arrogant comments about Canadian Television and The World Juniors tournament in general. Then you jump on wingsfan bash him for liking Bob Cole, calling him a child and then making fun of him for not spelling rick Jeannerets name right. But I will move on and let you argue yourself into the ground.

 
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December 31 2011, 4:39 PM 

You are kidding i hope about NBC,the worst i have ever heard period.They spend all the game talking instead of telling you whats going on.I have spent alot of money on my tv and surround and their picture is bar far the worst in almost all american games,nothing like shadows on the ice wow invest in some hi def.Then they complain they cant see the puck,I guess not with that joke of a broadcast..The games out west are the best hi def pics anywhere.

 
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December 31 2011, 5:34 PM 

Most underrated for me is Mark Lee of CBC

Example:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFbaiMS73Ec&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I find the game/arena sound far superior on US broadcasts

Canadian networks have work to do on surround sound.

I agree with Tony that the TSN panellists analyze the game the best

Bob Cole is unbearable now. He has hung on way too long

 
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