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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2017, 11:37:31 AM »
I've been mean to Romanuk this year but last night was next level bad. It's mindblowing that some Sportsnet executive considered their options, looked at Romanuk and Millen, and thought "that's who I want calling games for the largest fanbase in the league".

I used to think the TSN guys were bad back when Sportsnet had Bowen but oh man.

Could not agree more on Romanuk.  My "favorite" from last night was the confusion between Jeff Chychrun and Steve Chiasson with the fatal car accident.  He also incorrectly ID'd players on multiple occasions last night.  He usually does that every so often but last night he did it several times.  I don't necessarily care about the faulty ID's but his constant effort to make some sort of magical call is what gets to me.  I hate that every time I want to watch AM34's first game I have to hear Romanuk call the debut "Luminescent".

As for Millen, I don't mind him too much but wouldn't miss him either. 

I miss Bowen on the broadcasts simply for his passion for the Leafs and it's the voice I grew up with.

Hopefully some sort of change happens soon...

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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2017, 11:47:26 AM »
Millen often seems like he doesn't understand rules that have been in the game for decades. He's easily confused and not particularly insightful. An upgrade there is very much in order.
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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2017, 11:58:33 AM »
According to Kristen Shilton, McElhinney was already bundled up in ice packs yesterday, so he was probably nursing something undocumented and they were hoping he'd be okay to go.

Yeah I mean he's a 34-year old who plays a fairly acrobatic style and would have been off the ice for a few days over the holiday break. It's not that surprising to hear he's a little sore after getting back to work.

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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2017, 12:19:01 PM »


Avs forwards will be assimilated by Pickard and Borgman tonight.
I'm glad our backups are meme compatible.
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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2017, 12:38:46 PM »
According to Kristen Shilton, McElhinney was already bundled up in ice packs yesterday, so he was probably nursing something undocumented and they were hoping he'd be okay to go.

Yeah I mean he's a 34-year old who plays a fairly acrobatic style and would have been off the ice for a few days over the holiday break. It's not that surprising to hear he's a little sore after getting back to work.

All of his December starts were 5 days apart, while this season his previous games had come ~10 days apart. On top of the numerous warmups to get game ready and then sit cold while Andersen takes the net, is pretty thankless.

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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2017, 12:46:43 PM »
As for why it wasn't Sparks that got the call, he was coming off an injury Wednesday, while Pickard was already rolling. I'm also not 100% sure about Pickard's waiver status, but since he hasn't been called up since being waived and traded earlier this year, we've got 10 games of play or 40 days on the active roster to yo-yo him without waivers, while Sparks would need it to go back down.


Oops, remembered the wrong number of days.

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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2017, 12:54:07 PM »
I've been mean to Romanuk this year but last night was next level bad. It's mindblowing that some Sportsnet executive considered their options, looked at Romanuk and Millen, and thought "that's who I want calling games for the largest fanbase in the league".

I used to think the TSN guys were bad back when Sportsnet had Bowen but oh man.
I still remember when Romanuk called JVR, Nieuwendyk.

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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2017, 01:26:31 PM »
I've been mean to Romanuk this year but last night was next level bad. It's mindblowing that some Sportsnet executive considered their options, looked at Romanuk and Millen, and thought "that's who I want calling games for the largest fanbase in the league".

I used to think the TSN guys were bad back when Sportsnet had Bowen but oh man.
I still remember when Romanuk called JVR, Nieuwendyk.
Let’s not forget coach Mike Bobcat.

Edit: It’s not even those slip ups that bug me (though claiming that a living man died in a car crash 20 years ago was remarkable). It’s the total lack of insight into any aspect of the team’s play. They don’t know the rules, the players, coaching dynamics, possession, or anything else. Their idea of commentary is saying “Matthews is happy to have Nylander back on his wing”, and then repeating that statement 10 times per game.

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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2017, 02:15:52 PM »
I've been mean to Romanuk this year but last night was next level bad. It's mindblowing that some Sportsnet executive considered their options, looked at Romanuk and Millen, and thought "that's who I want calling games for the largest fanbase in the league".

I used to think the TSN guys were bad back when Sportsnet had Bowen but oh man.

Could not agree more on Romanuk.  My "favorite" from last night was the confusion between Jeff Chychrun and Steve Chiasson with the fatal car accident.  He also incorrectly ID'd players on multiple occasions last night.  He usually does that every so often but last night he did it several times.  I don't necessarily care about the faulty ID's but his constant effort to make some sort of magical call is what gets to me.  I hate that every time I want to watch AM34's first game I have to hear Romanuk call the debut "Luminescent".

As for Millen, I don't mind him too much but wouldn't miss him either. 

I miss Bowen on the broadcasts simply for his passion for the Leafs and it's the voice I grew up with.

Hopefully some sort of change happens soon...
 


We sooooo need Bowen back. Whats wrong with them dummys running things!!!!!  We did not need change, and boy oh boy that guy could call a game. I find the play by plays so boring now.

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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2017, 02:22:36 PM »
As for why it wasn't Sparks that got the call, he was coming off an injury Wednesday, while Pickard was already rolling. I'm also not 100% sure about Pickard's waiver status, but since he hasn't been called up since being waived and traded earlier this year, we've got 10 games of play or 40 days on the active roster to yo-yo him without waivers, while Sparks would need it to go back down.


Oops, remembered the wrong number of days.

Thanks for the reason why Sparks was not rewarded and Picard was. Make sense and perhaps he gets to stone the Av's
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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2017, 02:25:26 PM »
Any further word on Kadri and how will this affect the lineup. Marleau to centre?
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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2017, 02:30:39 PM »
I am hoping for offence like last evening with a little more defensive structure.

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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
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Re: Leafs @ Avalanche - Dec. 29th, 9:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2017, 09:15:55 PM »
I just saw Auston Matthews throw a hit.

For real.

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