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Doc Emrick joins NBC, has left MSG.

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Nearly every highlight, moment and memory of the New Jersey Devils' decade-long run of success from 1994-2003 — three Stanley Cups, four conference titles and nearly a fifth in '94 — was described by Doc Emrick.

You say the words "save Brodeur!", and you realize it's Emrick saying them.

You realize that the cadence in his voice — building offensive chances into a frenzy before deflating the energy when the puck is covered — is part of the reason your ass has levitated off the seat during a goal-mouth scramble.

You remember that the first time the words "the championship to New Jersey — the Devils win the Stanley Cup" were uttered, they were from Emrick's pipes.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Doc-Emrick-now-NBC-VERSUS-exclusive-leaves-Devi?urn=nhl-wp9482#remaining-content

Nice right up by Greg, pretty much describes my feelings.

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Sigh.

These reminders of the passage of time can be annoying – Doc’s 65?

Agree with best play by play guy out there, regardless of sport. Doc could make watching paint dry interesting as he’d throw in little factoids about the town the guy that mixed the paint came from.

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The guy I would want is employed, unfortunately. Actually, both of them are (Now that Doc is out, I hope Chico is too. Chico was tolerable mostly because of Doc's presence). I want both Ralph Strangis and Daryl Reigh from Dallas. Best team out there imo, but alas, not gonna happen.

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The guy I would want is employed, unfortunately. Actually, both of them are (Now that Doc is out, I hope Chico is too. Chico was tolerable mostly because of Doc's presence). I want both Ralph Strangis and Daryl Reigh from Dallas. Best team out there imo, but alas, not gonna happen.

Not sure I want Chico to go, but I would like Razor Reigh. He's been great on Puck Daddy Radio.

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Aaaaaaah, damn it. Why ?????? I will miss him so much. I just can't say how much this guy was better than all of the others in my eyes.

I can't figure out how we're going to handle a full season of Steve Cangialosi.

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I just got sad when I realized that if Marty does retire this year, it won't be Doc calling his last game... :(

Yeah it will -- he'll be calling the Finals.

LOVED the Weekes idea. Smart and a brilliant entertainer -- he entertains by BEING entertained by the game and players, you know? But he's so discreet while giving the impression he's just chatting away. Dano is about as discreet as a porto-john.

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atlanta's play by play guy was decent, maybe NJ should consider him.

Ohh good call, yeah I liked him. Hopefully they look into that option

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Very sad day for us. All I can say is : Thanks for the memories, Doc. :cheers:

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Well, Cangy ain't so bad I guess. It could always be worse... it could be Bob Cole.

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I loved Mike Miller's radio calls (and its ONE... NOTHING....... NEW JERSEY!!!!). I think he left in 2002 because of throat cancer and then went on to work in the front offices of an ECHL team. However, I believe he is back doing radio in the Canadian Junior ranks. I wonder if he could be a candidate for the job. At the very least, maybe they make Cangi the full time play by play guy for the Devils, bring Matt back to do the pre, post, and between period shows, and give the radio job back to Mike Miller.

I also wonder who gets to make the final call on these decisions. Is it Lou or the execs at MSG since whoever they pick is an employee of MSG, not the Devils.

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Speechless....I'm old enough to remeber the first time he left. Sucked then, sucks now.

I understand the reason but watching will not be the same. The Devs should honor him this year, he more than deserves it.

You can put me in the thumbs down catagory for Cangi.

I just hope whoever replaces DOC can "warm to the task" of calling Devils games.

Good Luck and Happy life DOC. You will be missed but never forgotten.

:(

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Just when we sort out our coach, heres a next thing to worry about filling!

Jim Hughson? I think he only does CBC saturdays. Pipe dream though, i know

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Wow will never be the same without him..............

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Doc will be missed, but it will be nice to have him back when we have our games on Versus (cause you know NBC won't be showing us)

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There are two more of these clips on youtube

:saddevil:

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Gonna miss Doc. Devils games on TV will never be the same.

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There are two more of these clips on youtube

:saddevil:

Just watched all of it. I miss him already.

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then it's settled, the devils must make it to the stanley cup finals so we can get what is rightfully ours; our voice doc emrick

nominated for POD.....

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Thank god this came after the announcement of DeBoer otherwise I would have just lost it.

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Thank god this came after the announcement of DeBoer otherwise I would have just lost it.

I bet Doc was waiting. He's that considerate!

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This sucks.

:evilcry:

Best of luck, Doc. You'll be sorely missed.

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